Step 11

Step 11

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 10, was posted on October 29, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The book, originally … Continue reading

The Atheist Embedded

Adam Chapter 2

This is the second chapter of the book: Common Sense Recovery: An Atheist’s Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous by Adam N. We will post subsequent chapters on AA Agnostica on the middle Wednesday of each month.  The flower photos are all by Adam as well. Common Sense Recovery has been published … Continue reading

Step 10

Step 10

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 8 & 9, was posted on September 24, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The … Continue reading

Letting Go of God

God the Father

We atheists and agnostics in AA have faced a long struggle for acceptance. But newer 12-step fellowships are leading the way to a more tolerant form of recovery – despite a “Back to Basics” backlash. By Joe C. Originally published on October 17 on the website SUBSTANCE.COM. “AA is spiritual, not … Continue reading

Don’t Throw the Baby Out

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By Laurie A. “His religious education and training may be far superior to yours…” (Working With Others, Big Book, page 93). That almost certainly applied to me when I was 12 Stepped by two AA members in August 1984; one man was a retired banker and the other an unemployed … Continue reading