While recently researching the steps, I was in chapter 5 of the Big Book and found the instructions for 4th step work. http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_bigbook_chapt5.pdf Please click on this link to scroll down until you see the three columns you are to make and fill in for your moral inventory.
12-2-2014 ATTENTION: I have been alerted that the link above will take you to the BB online but not to the original page I published. Sneaky fuckers. Click on the link, go to Chapter 5 How It Works, and look at page 65.
Alternately, if you have a book near you, check it out. In the EXAMPLE in the book, he is resentful that Mr. Brown told his wife about his MISTRESS. He is also resentful that his boss has established a boundary around his destructive drinking. Worst of all, he is resentful with his wife for asking that their house be put in her name. What a fucking bitch !!!! How dare she ask for such a thing! This nag who misunderstands him is really getting in the way of his life with his mistress, and his stealing money from his boss is a real threat to his security. If I had not read it in the actual book, I never would have believed it. It’s there … all of it, in black and white that has remained unchanged since it’s first printing in 1938.
For fuck’s sake. Just these examples alone should send people running for the door. Too bad people are so vulnerable and will do anything presented as a solution. Too bad this dangerous cult religion has duped the culture enough to give off the impression they are attending some SAFE self-help group.
Let’s spread the word. You nor anyone else is safe in a 12 step program. This cult religion is full of people angry that their wives found out about their mistress, and equally angry that she wants some financial security. This cult religion is full of people who are angry with their boss for calling them on their stealing from the company and drinking so much it affects their productivity. This cult religion is full of people who will steal from you and blame you for blowing their cover with their infidelity. Just the idea of having to do a moral inventory produces extreme cognitive dissonance. This requirement is presuming you are a moral defective in need of a cleansing from the lack of god in your unmanageable, insane, powerless life. It’s in the guide BOOK !!!!
Stay away. Stay far, far away.