Tagged: AA

Ernie Kurtz

A Tribute to Ernie Kurtz

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Fourteen. Originally posted in May 2015. Ernie was interested in, and supportive of, ALL paths to recovery. By Roger C. Ernie Kurtz died on January 19 of this year at...

A Higher Purpose

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirteen. Originally posted in March 2014. A Higher Power? How about a Higher Purpose? By Wayne M. I am an alcoholic and have been sober for over nine years. I...

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Eleven. Originally posted in December 2013. Today’s article includes this 26-page history and starts with a review of it. Here’s some of the history: the very first agnostic group in...

An AA Pamphlet for Agnostics – The 1980s

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Ten. Originally  posted in November 2013. Conference Approved Literature. “The greatest danger facing AA today (is)… prohibiting non-Conference approved literature, i.e., ‘banning books’.” The Manager of the AA General Service...

An AA Pamphlet for Agnostics – The 1970s

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Nine. Originally posted in August 2013. The word “God” (or “Him”, etc.) appears 281 times in the first 164 pages of the Big Book. As a result, the struggle to...

The Courts, AA and Religion

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Six. Originally posted in May 2012. Is traditional AA religious? What have the Courts had to say about the religiosity of Alcoholics Anonymous? By Linda R. Inside AA, one hears...

Jim Burwell

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Five. Originally posted in April 2012. Early History. Traditional AA is god-obsessed. But without Jim Burwell, the Big Book and traditional AA would be much more religious. By Linda R....

Father of We Agnostics Dies

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Four. Originally posted in March 2012. History. And an Historical Character. Charlie Polacheck was the co-founder – in Los Angeles, California in 1980 – of the first AA meeting ever...

Ten Years Old!

The Growth of Secular AA By Roger C. Early History AA Agnostica was launched a decade ago! The website was created by me and another person on June 15, 2011. It was initially called...

Websites and The Growth of Secular AA

by bob k On May 31, 2011, Alcoholics Anonymous was dramatically altered, both in Toronto, Ontario and far beyond. In the short run, the changes produced were precisely as they had been intended to...

Courtenay Baylor

By bob k If for no other reason, Courtenay Baylor should be of interest to modern AA members for being the first recovered alcoholic to work as a professionally paid addictions counselor. He set...

Secular People in AA

By John S Back in December, I was contacted by a reporter who wanted me to help him with an article he was writing about secular people in AA. I don’t think he ever...

Modern 12 Step Recovery

A Review by John B. Maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Glenn Rader has shown us you can give an old program a new look. Using a friendly and factual...