Tagged: Atheists

An AA Pamphlet for Agnostics – The 1980s

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Ten. Originally  posted in November 2013. Conference Approved Literature. “The greatest danger facing AA today (is)… prohibiting non-Conference approved literature, i.e., ‘banning books’.” The Manager of the AA General Service...

Secular People in AA

By John S Back in December, I was contacted by a reporter who wanted me to help him with an article he was writing about secular people in AA. I don’t think he ever...

An Academic Analysis of Do Tell!

In 2018 a scholar based his doctoral dissertation, “Experiences of Atheists and Agnostics in Alcoholics Anonymous”, on the book Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA, published in 2015. Last month Brent...

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...

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The First Secular AA Meeting in Canada

By Michael D. Around 2 or 3 am the morning of my 37th birthday – January 20, 1979 – I was in a serious car accident. Like many other alcoholics, I had reached a...

We Agnostics

Critique of Chapter 4 – We Agnostics

By Paul W. Allow me to set the stage, so to speak. I love Alcoholics Anonymous. I want AA to succeed and to continue its good work. I know that the secular AA groups...

War

Incoming!

Through heat, sand and sniper fire, their AA group kept them sober to show up and do their jobs By Eric C. Traverse City, Michigan, USA Copyright © AA Grapevine (October, 2017) Not only...

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4 Ways Atheists and Agnostics Recover

By Kelly Fitzgerald Originally published on July 24, 2017 in The Recovery Village A common question among those trying to get sober, and those who are foreign to addiction and recovery is, how do...

Waterfalls

The Watering Down of AA

By Bobby Beach Not a New Thing On any given day, the AA world witnesses a remarkable volume of whining about the watering down of Alcoholics Anonymous. Various individuals, groups, and institutions comprise the...

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Quad A

This was the first of three main talks at a workshop on the history of secular AA at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention in Austin, Texas, in November 2016. By...