Tagged: agnostic groups

700 Club

I Lost My Faith and Happily So

Chapter 3 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By John S. It’s hard to believe, but it was twenty-six years ago when I attended my first AA meeting, and fortunately I’ve...

Step 12

Step 12 and How to Work a Program

This is two chapters from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today...

Step 11

This is a chapter from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today as...

AA Chips

Agnostic groups: An asset for the future of AA

This is the concluding chapter in the book, Don’t Tell: Stories and Essays by Agnostics and Atheists in AA By Roger C. There are no doubt some who, having read Don’t Tell, will wonder...

Members

Making a case for atheist/agnostic groups in AA

By JHG  The idea that atheists and agnostics have the right to take part in the AA experience and fellowship does not involve either a subtle or complicated mental juggling act. The third tradition explicitly...

Listability

Is listability the new AA?

By Joe C. It’s January 2014 and Vancouver is in the news: the city is winner of the 2025 AA World Conference. Congratulations are in order. There is also controversy brewing in Vancouver, with two agnostic...

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

Review by Chris G. When the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, was being written there was an irritating atheist in the mix: Jim Burwell. He was responsible for the phrase “God, as we understood Him”...