4 Ways Atheists and Agnostics Recover

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By Kelly Fitzgerald Originally published on July 24, 2017 in The Recovery Village A common question among those trying to get sober, and those who are foreign to addiction and recovery is, how do atheists and agnostics recover? It’s often thought that sobriety is equivalent with the 12 steps and … Continue reading

Irreligion in the US: A Rising Tide

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The Guardian 19 May 2017 For the first time, the number of Americans saying that the Bible is composed of “fables” by human beings has overtaken the number who say it is the literal truth. The preponderant belief, held by about half the country, is still that the Bible is … Continue reading

The Watering Down of AA

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Not a New Thing On any given day, the AA world witnesses a remarkable volume of whining about the watering down of Alcoholics Anonymous. Various individuals, groups, and institutions comprise the extensive cast of offenders. The names are gravely uttered through the gritted teeth and snarled lips of our fundamentalist … Continue reading

Quad A

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This was the first of three main talks at a workshop on the history of secular AA at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention in Austin, Texas, in November 2016. By Chuck K. I am Chuck K. I’m from Chicago. I had my last drink June 3rd, … Continue reading

The “God” Word

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An Atheist’s Experience in AA My name is Paul, and I am an alcoholic. I am an atheist. I believe there probably is no God. I cannot prove there is no God, because it is impossible to prove a negative statement like that. I have been an atheist since long … Continue reading

May You Join Us Soon… in Austin!

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By Nick H. Host Committee Chairperson The 2016 We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers – International AA Convention (WAAFT-IAAC) is happening very soon on the weekend of November 11 – 13 in Austin, Texas.  The expected number of convention attendees is on track to exceed Santa Monica, reflecting the tremendous growth … Continue reading

Atheists in AA – How it Works

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Roger C gave a talk in Kansas City on Saturday, August 6, 2016 – two agnostic AA groups were celebrating their anniversaries – and what follows is a mildly edited version of Roger’s talk at that very special event. You can listen to a podcast of the talk here:  A … Continue reading

Austin AA Convention – Outreach

By Ken S. Convention Outreach Committee Greetings! Please come and join us and other secular members of AA from around the world at our second We Agnostics, Atheists and Free Thinkers (WAAFT) International AA convention in Austin, Texas on the weekend of November 11 – 13, 2016. We are part … Continue reading

A Different Road

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This article was first published in the Chicago Tribune twenty-one years ago, on February 22, 1995. It reports on alcoholics in AA celebrating – “the drunks are having a party” – the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the very first “Quad A” meeting – Alcoholics Anonymous for Atheists and Agnostics. Today there are a dozen such … Continue reading