Tagged: atheism

Chapter 14: Progress not Perfection

Chapter 14: Progress not Perfection

There were, however, controversies that emerged in the preparation of the Santa Monica, and the next, Austin, convention. For the first secular AA convention, the problem was sometimes trying too hard to be acceptable...

Atheism

No God? No Problem: Atheism in AA as a Human Right

By Jesse Beach Originally published in The Fix (February 21, 2017) As Bill W. wrote in 1946, “Anti-God, anti-medicine, anti-our recovery program, even anti-each other — these rampant individuals are still an AA Group...

Secularism

A History of Secularism in AA

This talk was delivered by Roger C., the manager of the website AA Agnostica, at a Conference for secularists in AA held in Olympia, Washington, on January 16, 2016. The Conference was called Widening the Gateway. By...

Eternal Man

Atheist in a Foxhole

Chapter 5: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Russ H. On a sunny Saturday morning at the end of July, 1995, I pulled into the cul-de-sac where I lived with my...

Landscape

A Changing Landscape

By Joe C. Rebellion Dogs Publishing Once again the Pew Research group shows that the fastest growing choice for survey respondents to the question of religion is “None.” And the future is none –...

An Atheist

Another Atheist In Recovery

Reviewed by Christopher G. If you are new or old in recovery and you have old ideas that aren’t working anymore, you may find, like me, that when you get rid of an old...

Spiritual Caulk and the Courage to Change

These are the third and fourth chapters of the book: Common Sense Recovery: An Atheist’s Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous by Adam N. Spiritual Caulk and the Great Puppeteer in the Sky One of the...

God the Father

Letting Go of God

We atheists and agnostics in AA have faced a long struggle for acceptance. But newer 12-step fellowships are leading the way to a more tolerant form of recovery – despite a “Back to Basics”...

Steps 8 and 9

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...

May 1962

An Atheist Speaks Out

By E. L. from Vermont. This article was first printed in the AA Grapevine in May, 1962. Copyright © The AA Grapevine. I AM an alcoholic and an atheist. I am addressing this to...

Step 3 Featured

Quadrants of Knowledge

By Joe C. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no...

Prayer At Meetings: A World View

Many thanks to Nick H, one of the founders of Children of Chaos, an agnostic  group in Austin, Texas. Nick found this article about a decade ago on a website, Sober Times,  that no longer...

An Atheist at Alcoholics Anonymous

By Frank B. I am crunched tight in the fetal position, whimpering pitifully on a piss-stained carpet covered with a layer of crushed plastic Wild Oak Cider bottles. I have ended pretty much every...