Category: History – Modern

The post-millennium history of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Questions & Answers – AA Agnostica

 The creator of the Polish website Agnostics and Atheists in AA recently asked me a number of questions. Here are the questions and my answers. By Roger C How long have you been in...

An Academic Analysis of Do Tell!

In 2018 a scholar based his doctoral dissertation, “Experiences of Atheists and Agnostics in Alcoholics Anonymous”, on the book Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA, published in 2015. Last month Brent...

An Agnostic and Mainstream AA

By Brendan O’K “All people must necessarily rally to the call of their own particular convictions and we of AA are no exception,” said Bill Wilson. One of my strong convictions is agnosticism, the...

Nine Years Old!

By Roger C AA Agnostica is now nine years old! It’s fireworks time! Three Million Viewers Launched in June of 2011, the website defines itself as “a space for agnostics, atheist and freethinkers in...

Reshaping the AA Culture

AA needs to move beyond the canon of the Old Book, published in 1939. Will it?  This is an article originally posted five years ago on AA Agnostica. It is the introduction to the...

What If We Built It… And No One Came?

By bob k There are some parallels existing between the LGBTQ+ and the secular communities in Alcoholics Anonymous. Both are outliers in a sense, or in multiple senses perhaps. Many in the traditional recovery...

The Underground Railroad

By bob k. My father Maury was of the World War II generation. Luckily for me, his military service did not take him outside of Canada, as many who crossed the ocean did not...

Secularization and AA

By Dean W In my recent essay, Religion and AA, I used William E. Paden’s book Religious Worlds: A Comparative Study of Religion (1988) to show that despite the common claim that AA is...

AA Meeting Guide

By Roger C Want to find an AA meeting? Want to find a secular AA meeting? Well, it’s easy these days. You can find them on your mobile device. All you have to do...