Tagged: atheist

One Big Tent

Review by Thomas B. A most auspicious event took place during the opening Panel of the recent third Biennial International Secular AA Conference that took place during August 24 through 26 in Toronto, Canada...

Elevated Hands

Survey Results – Literature for We Agnostics?

By Roger C Introduction  Should it re-publish “The ‘God” Word” (it has the permission of AA in Britain) here in North America? Should it develop its own pamphlet for and by non-theists in AA?...

Critique Featured

Why Critique the Big Book?

By Paul W. To begin, let’s define “critique.”  It is a critical examination or discussion; an examination of the merits or faults of a literary work. In my critiques of the Big Book, I...

Conclusion: Who We Are

Conclusion: Who We Are

One of the favorite quotes I came across in early recovery was the following: “It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks...

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: The “God Bit”

The “God” part in the 12 Steps comes from Bill Wilson. The rest of it, “as we understood Him”, was Jim Burwell’s contribution. But let’s start at the beginning… AA’s soon-to-be co-founders met on...

Toronto's City Hall

Beyond Belief Agnostics and Freethinkers

In January of this year the discrimination against agnostic groups by Intergroup in the Toronto area ended as a result of a settlement mediated by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. In the very next...

To thine own self be true

By Jennifer Benson To thine own self be true. This is an important principle of my program. As a Jew and non-believer, I avoided AA for two years. I hadn’t met my bottom yet,...

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Open-Minded

by life-j. Copyright © AA Grapevine (October, 2016) I got sober, initially on my own, on February 20, 1988. But I realized after a couple of months that it would only be a matter...

Quad A

Take What You Need and Leave the Rest

Chapter 29: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Chuck K. I sobered up in the Care Unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Chicago’s northwest side in June, 1982. Members of AA...