Category: Agnostic Groups – Growth and Opposition

Listability

Is listability the new AA?

By Joe C. It’s January 2014 and Vancouver is in the news: the city is winner of the 2025 AA World Conference. Congratulations are in order. There is also controversy brewing in Vancouver, with two agnostic...

We Agnostics

Two new agnostic meetings

Over the past several months there has been an upsurge of interest in starting meetings for agnostics and atheists in AA. Some people have gone ahead and done so, having discovered that all it...

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

By Brent P. It’s conventional wisdom. If, as an organization, you want to be as inclusive as possible and avoid controversy, you don’t allow sex, politics or religion to influence your mandate. Yet in...

Hiawatha

We Are Not Saints

My name is Roger and I am an alcoholic. It was snowing on Friday evening, the last day of November, in downtown Toronto. I didn’t know that until I hauled my bicycle out of the porch...

AA Medallion

Pharisees and Recalcitrants

By Joe C. When asked about AA’s lack of rules and why we didn’t need them, Bill Wilson said, “AA is self-correcting.” It may be that Toronto Intergroup’s first controversial action of banning AA...

Halifax

The Only Requirement Group

The fifth AA agnostic group in Canada is now holding regular meetings in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (There are three groups in Toronto and one in Montreal.) One of its founding members shares the experience,...

Fire Line

Let the Wood Burn

Let the wood burn, ladies and gents. It will all be ashes soon. Remember we haven’t done anything wrong, which means we don’t have (anything) to fix. Joe C. By Roger C. Joe C....

Indy Night Skyline

Indy We Agnostics Re-Listed

By Roger C. The first nonbeliever’s group ever to be booted off an “official” AA meeting list has been re-listed. The Indianapolis We Agnostics group was actually de-listed twice. The first time was  in...