Category: Grapevine

Articles originally published in the AA Grapevine.

Our Father in Heaven

Is The Lord’s Prayer Exclusive?

Once a theist and deacon, he sets out on a spiritual journey with his home group to discover if the Lord’s Prayer truly serves all its members By Christopher S. Santa Rosa, California Copyright...

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Incoming!

Through heat, sand and sniper fire, their AA group kept them sober to show up and do their jobs By Eric C. Traverse City, Michigan, USA Copyright © AA Grapevine (October, 2017) Not only...

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God on Every Page

The first issue of the AA Grapevine was published in June of 1944. This year, in October, for the first time ever an issue was devoted to the stories of atheists and agnostic members...

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Open-Minded

by life-j. Copyright © AA Grapevine (October, 2016) I got sober, initially on my own, on February 20, 1988. But I realized after a couple of months that it would only be a matter...

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Listening for the Reality

This article was printed in the AA Grapevine in 1991. That’s a long time ago, and yet it still resonates today. That definitely makes it a sign of an unresolved problem within our Fellowship. By...

Out Of The Closet

Out of the Closet

An atheist shares about her long sober journey in Alcoholics Anonymous By Anonymous Published online by the AA Grapevine in March 2015. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine. It’s 8:35 p.m. on Saturday and the speaker has just...

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No Grapevine Book for Atheists in AA

By Roger C. I want to share with you two letters, with a document in the middle of the two letters. The first letter was written to the Grapevine and to the AA General Service Office and...

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From Believer to Non-Believer

At around 8 years sober, he redefined his Higher Power By Bob S., Louisville, Ky. Published online by the AA Grapevine in November 2014. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine My journey in AA began in 1985 and...

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A Grapevine Book for Atheists and Agnostics in AA

By life-j. The Grapevine is turning 70. And it is actually a good little magazine. It publishes a broader variety of recovery stories than what may commonly be considered AA fare these days. Ever...

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An Atheist Speaks Out

By E. L. from Vermont. This article was first printed in the AA Grapevine in May, 1962. Copyright © The AA Grapevine. I AM an alcoholic and an atheist. I am addressing this to...

William Silkworth

Slips and Human Nature

Dr. William Silkworth (1873 – 1951) was the Medical Director at the Towns Hospital and treated Bill W and other early members of AA. He was the first 20th century physician to advocate that alcoholism is...

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Without a Higher Power

One size does not fit all for this atheist in recovery By Greg H. (San Diego, CA) Copyright © The AA Grapevine. Originally published by the AA Grapevine in January 2010. Reprinted with permission. This atheist...

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Finding Our Way

An agnostic discovers his place in the Fellowship By  Jerry S. Austin, Texas Copyright © The AA Grapevine. Published in October 2012. Reprinted with permission. After being in and around the AA program for more than...