Re: virus: MAIDS

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 09:35:50 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 13 Sep 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> > (1) Provisionally accept an undefined non-given, <X>.
> >
> > (2) Link increased self-confidence and purpose with <X>.
> >
> > (3) Repeat until desired self esteem is established.
> Tim, this is AA, isn't it? One of the 12 steps is to accept or
> "provisionally" accept (if you don't believe in God "as such") that there is
> a higher power that is able to help you. And you are cured, so they claim.
> Does it really work? It may work.

Yes, it does look a lot like AA, NA, SA and the like. Not surprising

> My question is if MAIDS can be cured *without* pretending that a Higher
> Power exists.

Ahhh! Now that is a very, very good question!!! Unfortunately, I don't
have an answer to it. Your thoughts, Tad?

> PS. I just noticed that AA is so close to A=A (is it a coincidence or a sign
> from God? What if it *was* a sign from God? Would it mean that dropping
> the equal sign would lead one to AA? What if it *is* the case? Let's
> assume it *is* and then prove it *isn't*. Can we do that? No... I rather
> have a drink now).

I'm so glad your back, Tad. We've missed you.

-Prof. Tim