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    charles
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    I can’t claim credit fro this one, a discussion in tonights group reminded me of it so I have copied and pasted from an old thread by a member who no longer uses this site but who I know won’t mind me using it.

    “A religious man fell from a cruise ship and was splashing around in the middle of a big ocean, slowly running out of strength. He prayed toGod to save him. Anyway out of nowhere a boat appeared and they threw him a rope. He pushed it away saying “It’s okay I don’t need a rope, God will save me”. They threw the rope again, and again he pushed it away. Now he’s getting really tired and prays all the harder. A third time they throw the rope and with the last of his strength he pushes it away saying again that God will save him. With the last of his strength gone he sinks and drowns. When he gets to heaven he says “God I have worshipped you all my life, why didn’t you help me in my hour of need when I prayed for that help?”.

    God says “I sent you a bloody boat!”.”

     

    For the religious amongst us I think the point is that whatever God we might believe in it is unlikely he will send us a burning bush to help us stop gambling.  What he might do is let us find a site like this, put us in the vicinity of a GA meting etc.  then it’s up to us to use the rope he has sent us.  There is a lot of help for gambling addiction around these days – grab a line.

    #7560
    charles
    Moderator

    Bump

    #7561
    charles
    Moderator

    just bumping this up, a discussion topic in this evenings groups was that recovery doesn’t come to us, we have to go out and grab it and then work at it. I thought this story was relevant.

    #7562
    Liberty
    Participant

    A brilliant analogy. I hope you are having a good weekend.

    #7563
    Anonymous
    Guest

    My God would put a burning bush on the end of the rope if I didn’t understand the sign!!

    #7564
    charles
    Moderator

    Doubt it Happy, lots of religious CG’s – the world would be an inferno!

    #7565
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I didn’t say I would chose to grab onto it ( free will)…I said God would make sure I recognised it!!
    lots of non religious CGs too!!!
    Next fire you hear of …????!!!!!!

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