Open-Minded

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by life-j. Copyright © AA Grapevine (October, 2016) I got sober, initially on my own, on February 20, 1988. But I realized after a couple of months that it would only be a matter of time before I would drink again if I didn’t get some help, and since I … Continue reading

An Updated “How It Works”

How It Works

This updated version of “How it Works” – originally published as chapter five of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939 – was created by Hilary J and the Sober Agnostics group and is read at the beginning of their meetings in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The program is a tool to help us … Continue reading

Atheists in AA – How it Works

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Roger C gave a talk in Kansas City on Saturday, August 6, 2016 – two agnostic AA groups were celebrating their anniversaries – and what follows is a mildly edited version of Roger’s talk at that very special event. You can listen to a podcast of the talk at AA … Continue reading

The Last Post

Last Post

In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. By Roger C. This will be the last post on AA Agnostica. It’s an appropriate day to stop posting new articles: our anniversary. It was exactly five years ago that AA Agnostica … Continue reading

Choosing an AA Home Group

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By Martine R. If I have indeed “come to believe” anything in my 14 years of sobriety, it is that attendance at AA meetings keeps me sober. Nothing else. For several excruciating years after I had decided that I was drinking too much and must stop, I never managed to … Continue reading

Life on Life’s Terms

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Chapter 30: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Frank M. I stood there on my front lawn in handcuffs, to this day I’m not sure why. I had swallowed about a hundred Vicodin and an equal amount of Valium. It hadn’t fully hit me yet, but I … Continue reading

One Bite at a Time

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By JHG Recovering alcoholics are famous for theatrical displays that amount to pole-vaulting over mouse droppings. It’s an entertaining but otherwise pointless spectacle. While staying sober can require tremendous amounts of courage and commitment, most of what it takes is reminiscent of a quote frequently cited in self-help literature: “The … Continue reading

Bill Wilson, Always A Seeker

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Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. Big Book, page 164  Research has already come up with significant and helpful findings. And research will do far more. Bill’s speech at the 1965 General Service Conference By Thomas B. Introduction There have been … Continue reading