Rewriting the 12 Steps for Atheists

12 Steps

By Tracy Chabala This article was originally published in the the AfterPartyMagazine, a division of 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

Atlanta 2015 We Agnostics Talk

Atlanta Convention I

The 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous was held in Atlanta, Georgia, between July 1 and 5. There were reportedly some 60,000 people in attendance. The theme of the Convention was “80 years – Happy, Joyous and Free”. Between 1500 and 2000 people attended a We Agnostics Panel held at the Convention … Continue reading

Perils Facing Agnostic AA

AA Agnostica V

By Vic L. My sense is that there are three dangers that we in agnostic AA face and that make us uncomfortable. So I will take a deep breath and jump in. Purity fears As a rule, we AA members who attend agnostic AA meetings do so to avoid “the god … Continue reading

Record Your Experience, Strength and Hope


By Steven W. A couple of months ago I listened with great enjoyment and gratitude to Eric C’s audio qualification posted on  AA Agnostica, and I enjoyed it so much that I listened a second time on my iPhone while at the gym. Later, I downloaded the secular sobriety discussion on the … Continue reading

Foreword – Do Tell!

Do Tell!

Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA was published a week ago. The book shares the stories of the “experience, strength and hope” of 15 women and 15 men in recovery in AA, none of whom “came to believe” that an interventionist deity was responsible for their sobriety. Today we are featuring … Continue reading

Spiritual Caulk and the Courage to Change

Adam C

Spiritual Caulk and the Great Puppeteer in the Sky One of the most profound insights I’ve discovered in atheist literature is that god concepts serve the purpose of filling in gaps in our knowledge. ‘Miracles’ like lightening and earthquakes and sudden changes in personalities were considered inexplicable. In order to … Continue reading

AA Without the God?

To Thine Own

Is believing in a higher power an essential component of the recovery process? By David Sack, M.D. Published on December 10, 2014 in Where Science Meets the Steps (Psychology Today) It’s a comment I’ve heard often in my years helping those with addictions: “I tried AA, but I just couldn’t get … Continue reading