Record Your Experience, Strength and Hope

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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

Group Conscience Follies

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By John L. Reading passages from the Big Book has become an increasingly common practice in regular AA groups. This irks me: it’s too much like reading Holy Scripture at a church service.  The two main passages are How It Works and The Promises, both of which falsely and harmfully … Continue reading

Do Tell! Stories by Atheists & Agnostics in AA

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“Storytelling is the practice and… essential dynamic of AA”. AA historian Ernie Kurtz Introduction: Reshaping the AA Culture By Roger C. Things change. At least that’s been my experience in life. And it’s the experience of everyone I have ever chatted with about change and their lives and the world … 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

A Tribute to Ernie Kurtz

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By Roger C. Ernie Kurtz died on January 19 of this year at the age of 79. A memorial service was held for him on April 22 at Dawn Farm, a rehab facility, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. * * * Ernie is most well known as the author of Not-God: … Continue reading

If You Want What We Have

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By Russ H. The vast majority of AA members have heard How It Works read aloud at the beginning of meetings. It is such a common practice that many of us have passively committed this six hundred and thirty word tract to memory simply by repeated exposure. Taken verbatim from … Continue reading

An Atheist’s Twelfth Step

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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