Some people are helped by AA and some are not. I think these groups need to show respect for each other instead of putting each other down. A lot of people are turned off by the God part and those that are into AA need to realize that the God part might not sit very well with some people. On the other hand, non-God people need to realize that some people are really helped by religion. I am tired of hearing atheists rant on and on about anti-religion or try to push atheism onto others. That, to me, is contradictory.
Likewise, some people are helped by mindfulness and others are not. Those of us who see it as a way to discourage activism need to realize that some people really are helped by it. On the other hand, those who are helped by it need to realize that the fact that I find mindfulness offensive isn’t a mental illness.
People who are turned onto mindfulness need also to realize it’s not for everyone. Just like religion isn’t for everyone. My refusal to engage in mindfulness practices isn’t a deficiency but a strength.