Category: History – Modern

The post-millennium history of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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...

Religion and AA

By Dean W For about twenty-five years I was your average, traditional AA member. Then over about five years I gradually became an agnostic AA member. In 2018 I helped start an agnostic group,...

From 0 to 20 Secular AA Groups in Ontario

By Roger C Toronto’s Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers is the oldest and still active secular AA group in Canada. It held its first meeting on September 24th, 2009 at the Ontario Institute of...

The One and Only Kool-Aid

Accept NO Substitutes By Bobby F. Beach According to extreme Big Book Thumpers (and which ones exactly AREN’T extreme?), the ONLY path to permanent sobriety for the “real alcoholicTM” is through the diligent practice...

Secular AA Pamphlets

By Roger C Over the years, a small number of secular AA members, groups and organizations have created pamphlets. Why have more pamphlets not been printed and shared? Well, partly because it’s complicated work....

Pacific Northwest Secular AA Conference

By Ralph B We are excited about hosting a regional Secular AA conference on May 16, 2020 in Langley, British Columbia. We are actively working on an agenda for our conference. So far, we...

life-j

Our dear friend life-j passed away last month, on December 14. Below you will find a section with a bit of his biography and another section with a list of the articles he wrote...