Platitudes in AA


By Roger C. It was getting dark and I didn’t have anything else to do that Friday night. So I decided to go to an AA meeting. A “traditional” meeting. As I wended my way down the street, looking left to right, I finally saw a crowd of about a dozen … Continue reading

The Spirit of Rotation


By Roger C. Dear readers – it’s time for a change. As of today, AA Agnostica will no longer be posting original articles every Sunday. It’s a change that is a transition. It is a positive change, for a number of reasons, as outlined below. Online and Alive First, AA Agnostica will remain … Continue reading

God of Coincidence


By Tom P. I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or … Continue reading

A Rose By Any Other Name

Rose II

By Adam N. Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, in which Ebenezer Scrooge experiences a radical personality transformation, moved me to tears last year. Like most of the men I know, this is not a common occurrence. I don’t cry much. Nothing against it, it just doesn’t happen very often. When … Continue reading

My AA, Right or Wrong

My Country

By John L. Last November I led a workshop at the WAFT convention in Santa Monica, “Our AA, Right or Wrong”. This was a paraphrase of the saying: My country, right or wrong; if right to be kept right, and if wrong, to be set right. (Senator Carl Christian Schurz, … Continue reading

A 12 Step Agnostic

One Way

By Steve K. As a child I had the common experience of growing up in a home with an alcoholic parent. My stepfather was a daily drinker who was incapable of forming a loving relationship with me or my younger brother. He seemed to resent us instead and was emotionally abusive … Continue reading

AA Membership: Growth or Decline?


By Joe C. AA’s General Service Conference takes its own inventory, a process that has spanned several years. How well do we AAs meet our responsibility to reach out our hand, anytime, anywhere? Data helps answer these questions and begs the question, “What can we do to alter or improve?” … Continue reading