The Road to Santa Monica

The Road II

By Dorothy H. Voices The voices have come from near and far. There were the voices in Hermosa Beach, near Los Angeles, where attendees at a newly founded We Agnostics meeting greeted the news of the coming convention with hearty applause and a cheerful willingness to mount a marathon meeting … Continue reading

Three years old!

Fireworks

By Roger C. AA Agnostica is – on this day, June 15, 2014 – three years old! It has been, in so very many ways, a remarkable year. The keyword that jumps to mind to describe the past twelve months is “growth.” So: let’s have a look at what has … Continue reading

The Resilience of Alcoholics Anonymous

Hooked

By Bill White and Ernie Kurtz Attacking Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and 12-step oriented addiction treatment has become a specialized industry with its own genre of literature, celebrity authors and speakers, single-focus websites, and promoted alternatives.  Collectively, these critics suggest that A.A. is an anachronism whose effectiveness has been exaggerated and … Continue reading

A Fellowship of the Religious?

Back to Basics

By Thomas B. Prologue Recently at an AA meeting I became aware of something which in my previous 40 plus years of continuous recovery, I had missed. On page 164 of the Big Book, AA is described by Bill as a Fellowship of the Spirit, capital F & capital S! A … Continue reading

A Reverend at the Agnostic AA Convention

Rev. Ewing

By Joe C. There is nothing surprising or unhealthy about the debate that we see about speakers, procedures and policies for this inaugural We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention (WAFT IAAC). Being the first of this scale, the decisions made are magnified. It’s not just what the impact is … Continue reading