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Old 17th June 2010, 07:51 AM   #201
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I quit smoking... It didn't happen from any divine intervention, it didn't happen because Atheists have power. It happened because I love my wife more then I loved smoking. End of story.
I'm gonna have to say that overall the statistics stand as this:
People who quit drugs from the power of Christ - Zero
People who quit drugs from the power of Atheism - Zero

Let me give you some credible sources on how people quit something:
Peer pressure, will power, death, self-preservence, lack of funds, probably more
Christ falls under "will power"
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Old 17th June 2010, 11:58 AM   #202
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Several years ago, we were looking into possible treatment for our son, who we feared had a drinking problem (still not completely sure he doesn't, but he seems to be doing okay). We wanted something secular and non-12-step. I found this group, Secular Organizations for Sobriety:

http://www.sossobriety.org/

For every person that uses religion to save themselves from addition, who knows how many use other methods that have nothing to do with religion, ranging from simple self-help to medical treatment. Religion doesn't save anyone, it just provides the means that the person needs to do it themselves.
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Old 17th June 2010, 08:51 PM   #203
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Originally Posted by Kogloron View Post
People who quit drugs from the power of Atheism - Zero
See my post #195.
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Old 17th June 2010, 09:50 PM   #204
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The power of atheism solved my addition

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