Category: God, Religion & Prayer in AA

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

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...

AAA A

AA won’t list nonreligious group meetings

By  Rekha Basu Originally published in The Des Moines Register on February 6, 2015 The Alcoholics Anonymous schedule of meetings in Des Moines lists a diverse roster of gatherings for a Saturday. There’s Big Book...

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”...

Back to Basics

A Fellowship of the Religious?

By Thomas B. Prologue Recently at an AA meeting I became aware of something which in my previous 40 plus years of continuous recovery, I had missed. On page 164 of the Big Book, AA...