Category: AA Literature for Agnostics

Efforts to have Conference-approved literature specifically for atheists and agnostics in AA have failed.

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The “God” Word

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...

How It Works

An Updated “How It Works”

This updated version of “How it Works” – originally published as chapter five of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939 – was created by Hilary J and the Sober Agnostics group and is read at the...

How It Works

A New “How It Works”

By John S. Writing the book Alcoholics Anonymous, what we today call the Big Book, was a moment of genius and creativity. I can just imagine the excitement in the room when Bill read...

Bridge

A Pamphlet for AA Agnostics?

The Alcoholics Anonymous Literature Committee in Great Britain will be presenting a pamphlet for and by agnostic and atheist members to its 2016 Conference. A sub-committee is looking for articles written by AA members in Great Britain and...

One Way

Still No Pamphlet for Agnostics in AA

By Roger C. After requests that span some forty years, there is still no pamphlet for agnostics and atheists in AA. Not one. Nothing even close. The recently published pamphlet, Many Paths to Spirituality,...

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Conference-approved literature

By Roger C. Many of us are hopeful that this year’s General Service Conference will approve a pamphlet that welcomes agnostics and atheists in AA and, in so doing, acknowledges that a God has...

Pamphlets

AA – Spiritual Not Religious

Every time we develop a new recovery pamphlet, I believe we say “welcome” to a whole group of alcoholics who might otherwise feel our message was not intended for them, or worse, that they...

AA and Agnostics

The General Service Conference Stumbles

By Roger C. At the 1965 General Service Conference held in New York, Bill Wilson had a very clear message for the area delegates, trustees, directors and General Service Office staff in attendance: “Our...