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 Godless Revolution podcast, and found it amazing to hear like-minded people in recovery explore topics and issues that are important to our community.
It occurred to me that while there are plenty of written stories from atheists, agnostics and freethinkers in AA, there are very few available in audio format, so I had the idea to record stories from agnostics and atheists in AA that could be downloaded and listened to, especially while on the go. Hoping to find support for this project, I reached out to AA Agnostica, WAAFT Central, and the Agnostic AA meeting at intherooms.com. All were excited and willing to help.
In order to participate, all you need is a story to tell, a microphone and a computer connected to the Internet.
So, here’s what you can do:
- Make an audio qualification and submit it!
- Help get the word out.
- If you attend a face-face agnostic AA meeting, speak with your group about holding a day of sharing to record a series of qualifications. If that’s too much, maybe you can record once a week.
- If you know anyone who attends agnostic meetings, but may not read this or related web sites, please take a moment to send them a link to this article.
- If you’re interested in joining the project team, let us know as I’m sure we will need a lot of help.
Our ultimate goal is to host a weekly or periodic podcast that people can subscribe to for automatic download to their mobile device or computer.
If you’re interested in submitting a podcast, simply tell your story and your experience as an agnostic, atheist or freethinker in the rooms of AA. If it was difficult for you, let’s hear about it. If it was easy for your, tell us why. Share your journey and how you approach the steps if at all. How do you experience recovery in AA as a nonbeliever?
If you have any questions or comments, or want to submit an audio file, please email We Agnostics Share.
Submissions are best in MP3 audio file format, and you can use DropBox, iCloud, Google Drive, or create a SoundCloud account to send us a file. Of course your anonymity will always be protected, but if you have any concerns about that, just let us know and we will try to find a solution that makes you comfortable.
Below are some links to instructions for recording audio files to your computer. If you’re having problems and need assistance, please email me and we will do our best to assist you.
PC Instruction links:
Remember to first make a test recording to ensure that it is loud and clear, and that there is no distracting background noise. If you run into any problems or have questions, please send an email to We Agnostics Share.