By insisting “How can dependence on anything or anyone be helpful? Isn’t it more effective and helpful for us to believe in our selves and our own strength, decisions and success. After all, I’ve really got no one to thank or give credit to but myself. I did all of the work. Not my higher power and not God. When is recovery going to be totally free of religion, god or a higher power? Wouldn’t the whole process just be easier without it?”, the commenter “12 Step Free” makes the same mistake as all formal religions — insisting that their way is the only one true way. We’re all climbing the same spiritual mountain “12 Step Free”, but taking different routes.