Author: Roger

Ernie Kurtz

A Tribute to Ernie Kurtz

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Fourteen. Originally posted in May 2015. Ernie was interested in, and supportive of, ALL paths to recovery. By Roger C. Ernie Kurtz died on January 19 of this year at...

A Higher Purpose

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirteen. Originally posted in March 2014. A Higher Power? How about a Higher Purpose? By Wayne M. I am an alcoholic and have been sober for over nine years. I...

Culture and Addiction

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Twelve. Originally posted in December 2013. Does our culture create alcoholics and addicts? By Allen Berger, Ph.D. In this article I want to discuss how our culture sets us up...

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Eleven. Originally posted in December 2013. Today’s article includes this 26-page history and starts with a review of it. Here’s some of the history: the very first agnostic group in...

An AA Pamphlet for Agnostics – The 1980s

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Ten. Originally  posted in November 2013. Conference Approved Literature. “The greatest danger facing AA today (is)… prohibiting non-Conference approved literature, i.e., ‘banning books’.” The Manager of the AA General Service...

An AA Pamphlet for Agnostics – The 1970s

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Nine. Originally posted in August 2013. The word “God” (or “Him”, etc.) appears 281 times in the first 164 pages of the Big Book. As a result, the struggle to...

Marty Mann and the Early Women of AA

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Eight. Originally posted in April 2013. Dr. Bob (the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous) threw up his hands and said, “We have NEVER had a woman and will NOT work on...

Responsibility is our Theme

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Seven. Originally posted in October 2012. Quotes from Bill Wilson: “How much and how often did we fail?” “Let us never fear needed change. Once a need becomes clearly apparent…...

The Courts, AA and Religion

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Six. Originally posted in May 2012. Is traditional AA religious? What have the Courts had to say about the religiosity of Alcoholics Anonymous? By Linda R. Inside AA, one hears...

Jim Burwell

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Five. Originally posted in April 2012. Early History. Traditional AA is god-obsessed. But without Jim Burwell, the Big Book and traditional AA would be much more religious. By Linda R....

Father of We Agnostics Dies

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Four. Originally posted in March 2012. History. And an Historical Character. Charlie Polacheck was the co-founder – in Los Angeles, California in 1980 – of the first AA meeting ever...

The “Don’t Tell” Policy in AA

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Three. Originally posted in January 2012. It’s about not being able to be honest at a traditional AA meeting if you don’t believe in a God. You have to keep...

Faye’s Story

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Two. Originally posted in November 2011. This is the first article posted on AA Agnostica which was written by a woman in recovery. Faye was the co-founder of a “We...