Living with Lillian

Lillian

Living with Lillian: A reader’s look at a pioneering book in secular recovery by Joe C. Supposedly, belief in God is not required to join AA, and one might even get sober, but according to the Big Book, finding belief in “God as we understood Him” is essential to staying … Continue reading

An Atheist’s Twelfth Step

Individualism

By JHG When we first get to AA, we can just “take what we like and leave the rest”, but eventually, we have to decide whether we’re even going to stay. And if we stay, we need to do what we can to get the most out of the experience. There is … 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

My Life in a Few Pages

Adam A

This is the preface and first 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 … Continue reading

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

An Atheist in AA

Fellowship

By Megan D. When I entered our Program some 33 years ago, I was a complete cynic about life in general and the term “god” made me nauseous in particular. Actually, I was ‘terminally unique’ as we say, and the pecking order was clearly defined. The only places worthwhile were … Continue reading

My Name is Marnin

Stormy Seas

By Marnin M. My name is Marnin and I’m an alcoholic and an agnostic/atheist. Marnin is Hebrew for he who brings joy, a singer of songs. In  my youth I was embarrassed to have such an unusual name. I have been sober for 42 years, since my first AA meeting … Continue reading