Category: God, Religion & Prayer in AA

The religiosity of AA and the use of the Christian Lord’s Prayer at AA meetings.

God or no God in AA?

We have an intriguing – and important – survey for you today. It has been put together by our friend, Zach, who has created this survey – about religion and AA – as part...

Our Father in Heaven

AA and the Lord’s Prayer

All [women and] men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced...

God

Which God, Whose God, What God?

“I grok, I am god, you are god.” – Mike, the Man from Mars in Stranger in a Strange Land By Paul W. In Alcoholics Anonymous, “God” is simply defined as a Higher Power...

Flag Map

My experience with the AA God

By Gisele B. Hello, my name is Gisele, 61 years old, living in Canada, the province of Quebec. I have been a member of AA since 1992. I came to  Alcoholics Anonymous because I...

Flock-of-Two

God of Coincidence

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of...

Doorknob

The Doorknob Deity

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. By Tom P. AA saved my life and set me on an exciting journey of...

To Thine Own

AA Without the God?

Is believing in a higher power an essential component of the recovery process? By David Sack, M.D. Published on December 10, 2014 in Where Science Meets the Steps (Psychology Today) It’s a comment I’ve heard...

God the Father

Letting Go of God

We atheists and agnostics in AA have faced a long struggle for acceptance. But newer 12-step fellowships are leading the way to a more tolerant form of recovery – despite a “Back to Basics”...