Listening for the Reality

Grapevine

This article was printed in the AA Grapevine 24 years ago in April, 1991. That’s a long time ago, and yet it still resonates today. That definitely makes it a sign of an unresolved problem within our Fellowship. By Anonymous Copyright © AA Grapevine When the twelfth stepper who took me to … Continue reading

Out of the Closet

Out Of The Closet

An atheist shares about her long sober journey in Alcoholics Anonymous By Anonymous Published online by the AA Grapevine in March 2015. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine. You can subscribe to the online or print version (or both) right here: AA Grapevine. It’s 8:35 p.m. on Saturday and the speaker has just suggested … Continue reading

No Grapevine Book for Atheists in AA

No

By Roger C. I want to share with you two letters, with a document in the middle of the two letters. The first letter was written to the Grapevine and to the AA General Service Office and mailed in early January. This letter was a follow-up to many things: some 40 articles by … Continue reading

From Believer to Non-Believer

Grapevine

At around 8 years sober, he redefined his Higher Power By Bob S., Louisville, Ky. Published online by the AA Grapevine in November 2014. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine. You can subscribe to the online or print version (or both) right here: AA Grapevine. My journey in AA began in 1985 and I … Continue reading

An Atheist Speaks Out

May 1962

By E. L. from Vermont. This article was first printed in the AA Grapevine in May, 1962. I AM an alcoholic and an atheist. I am addressing this to those alcoholics who have had trouble with the religious overtones in the AA program. But let me state first that it … Continue reading

Slips and Human Nature

William Silkworth

Doctor Calls “Slip” More Normal Than Alcoholic Dr. William Silkworth (1873 – 1951) was the Medical Director at the Towns Hospital and treated Bill W and other early members of AA. He was the first 20th century physician to advocate that alcoholism is an illness, rather than a vice or moral failing. … Continue reading