The Jellinek Curve

Jellinek

By life-j. E. M. Jellinek (“Bunky”) is among other things said to be the father of the “Jellinek Curve” which we saw here at AA Agnostica a while back. He was also one of the foremost researchers on alcoholism in his day. It appears that he was one of the … Continue reading

Why It Works

Why It Works

I want to acknowledge Jeb B. the curator of Denver, Colorado’s  Freethinkers in AA group, for the title of this article. While browsing his excellent website, which contains ample relevant information for atheists and agnostics who are successfully sober in AA, I clicked on a page entitled “Why It Works.” This is a … Continue reading

I Lost My Faith and Happily So

Chapter 3

By John S. It’s hard to believe, but it was twenty-six years ago when I attended my first AA meeting, and fortunately I’ve been sober ever since. The circumstances that brought me to AA are far from unique. I was a young man who’s drinking quickly spun out of control. … Continue reading

A New “How It Works”

How It Works

By John S. Writing the book Alcoholics Anonymous, what we today call the Big Book, was a moment of genius and creativity. I can just imagine the excitement in the room when Bill read the steps to the group for the first time, and what an interesting debate it must … Continue reading

A Pamphlet for AA Agnostics?

Bridge

The Alcoholics Anonymous Literature Committee in Great Britain will be presenting a pamphlet for and by agnostic and atheist members to its 2016 Conference. A sub-committee is looking for articles written by AA members in Great Britain and the Continental European Region for inclusion in that pamphlet. As this is a pamphlet for that area, submissions … Continue reading

Rewriting the 12 Steps for Atheists

12 Steps

By Tracy Chabala This article was originally published in the the AfterPartyMagazine, a division of RehabReviews.com. One of the biggest concerns of many AA newbies is the “God thing.” I sympathize, because I still have an issue with the God thing after eight years in AA. I’ve tried to avoid … Continue reading