Letting Go of God

God the Father

We atheists and agnostics in AA have faced a long struggle for acceptance. But newer 12-step fellowships are leading the way to a more tolerant form of recovery – despite a “Back to Basics” backlash. By Joe C. Originally published on October 17 on the website SUBSTANCE.COM. “AA is spiritual, not … 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

In the name of God

Name of God

By John F. In many groups, AA groups or otherwise, the vocal minority often trumps and drowns out the more passive majority, particularly when a good portion of that majority is comprised of folks whose serenity has brought them to the point described on page 84 of the Big Book, … Continue reading

God and Diet Pills

African Mango

By Steve B. I have come to believe that God is to sobriety what diet pills are to weight loss. The diet pills I’m referring to are the over the counter supplements you see on non prime time commercials on cable TV or obscure channel infomercials. As a rule, these … Continue reading

A Lesson for AA from our Betters

Girl Scouts

By Frank M. “You’ve got a higher power problem,” my old AA sponsor told me. It’s something he’d asserted on a number of occasions when the subject of God and the Steps and my atheism came up. He repeated it when we were working on my Fifth Step. I had … Continue reading