Tagged: Alcoholics Anonymous

Marty Mann and the Early Women of AA

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Eight. Originally posted in April 2013. Dr. Bob (the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous) threw up his hands and said, “We have NEVER had a woman and will NOT work on...

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....

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...

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...

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...

The AA Canon

We have to live today by what truth we can get today, and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. William James* By Dean W When I was a much younger man I served...

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...

John’s Recovery: Step Twelve

By John B AA Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs....