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Humanity Anonymous - Allen C Bien

Humanity Anonymous

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More about the Book As previously mentioned, the purpose of this work is to initiate into being a new spiritual-social fellowship, Humanity Anonymous. This book is divided into three parts. The beginning section is about the author, and how he came to write this work. It recounts several spiritual experiences he went through, which served to motivate and encourage his efforts to write this work. The author feels, generally, that the book wrote itself, as did his most recent effort, a yet unpublished work, titled Speculations with and about God: The Book of the Joulum. The second section of this work addresses the fellowship of Humanity Anonymous itself. A rationale and description of the overall texture of this fellowship is presented. Then, the twelve suggested Steps are described, explicated, and commented upon. A chapter on the twelve Traditions, which are the suggested ways and methods Humanity Anonymous groups relate to one another and to society at large, concludes this section. The third part of this work consists of a number of spiritually-oriented short stories, which are largely fictionalized. These tales are designed to augment, highlight, and emphasize ideas and concepts which have been presented earlier-they "flesh out" the first two parts of the work. An epilogue concludes the main body of the book, and, finally, there is an appendix. Also, two reflections, or prayers (if you will), appear between part two and part three of the work. Hopefully, these reflections will arouse some thought and commentary. As becomes obvious, the author has a lofty ambition for his work. He desires that Humanity Anonymous groups and meetings spring up, eventually globally, modeled on the groups and meetings of the earlier twelve-step Programs (AA, OA, NA, SA, etc.). At these meetings and in these groups, people can express their dissatisfactions with their lives, and the society as it is currently constituted. There is much evidence for the idea that the twelve Steps can, will, and do turn around attitudes and outcomes, and lives, and are capable of leading to the formation of a new society in general; thus, perhaps, and possibly, and hopefully, ushering in the new millennium, or indeed, the arrival of the higher power's kingdom on Earth. The author points out that all who feel helpless and/or hopeless, and are overwhelmed, disappointed, or defeated, are invited to Humanity Anonymous. All religions and faiths are also invited and welcomed to Humanity Anonymous. There is no dogma concerning the concept of a higher power or god, and no theology. The new fellowship conceives of the higher power or god, "as we understood and/or understand him." Almost any conception of the god-head suffices as long as it is not the person as he is currently made up. For instance, some Buddhists use the concept of "Good"-the good inherent in "all" and at-large in the universe as their higher power when they are members of other twelve-step programs. Again, others may choose to make the group itself their higher power, at least initially. No one, be they atheist, agnostic, or of any mindset, should feel excluded because of their beliefs. In conclusion, the author feels that this is a rather powerful work, well worthy of reading, serious thought, and consideration-and, yes, action. In society today, the very worst of the worst (alcoholics, drug addicts, compulsive gamblers, sex offenders and deviants, etc.) are being successfully redeemed by the twelve Steps, and their various and sundry spiritual-social fellowships. Mankind has tried politics of all stripes and sorts, political theories of many descriptions, economic programs and systems of many types, and even a host of religious ideas and institutions, and all of these efforts have failed to bring about peace, unity and harmony, and continue to fail. Also, mankind, sadly enough, has tried and is trying all sorts of violent solutions to the problem. Of course, all of these failed and co

ISBN: 9781450043984
ISBN-10: 1450043984
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 3rd June 2010
Publisher: Xlibris
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.35