Tagged: AA

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...

Agnostics and the AA Program

By Witek D.  We agnostics and atheistic members of AA are sometimes criticized for changing the content of the 12 Steps. It’s partly true, but we MUST do it! We have to do this...

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...

How It Works Without A God

By John B Can a drunk expect happiness to emerge from recovery? My answer would have been a resounding YES as I floated out of a 12 step oriented treatment episode on a pink...

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...

Sober a Long Time – Now What?

By Jeanine Bassett A few years ago, I perused the literature table at a local AA conference (HOWL in Hood River, Oregon).  Noting the daily meditation books, many of which I’d been reading for...

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...

Why is the Big Book Sacred?

Sacred: Connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose or deserving veneration. Cui Bono (to whom is it a benefit?) By Paul W. Prelude The Big Book, which is  the...

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...