Tagged: God

The Five Keys

The Five Keys – 12 Step Recovery Without A God

This article is a question and answer session between Roger C. of AA Agnostica and Archer Voxx, author of The Five Keys – 12 Step Recovery Without A God and Alcoholics Anonymous – Universal...

Writer

My AA Story

By Alex M. Growing up as an only child in an alcoholic family was the perfect incubator for an isolated, selfish, self-centered life. My father shared his alcoholism with his mother, and with many...

God

Which God, Whose God, What God?

“I grok, I am god, you are god.” – Mike, the Man from Mars in Stranger in a Strange Land By Paul W. In Alcoholics Anonymous, “God” is simply defined as a Higher Power...

Flag Map

My experience with the AA God

By Gisele B. Hello, my name is Gisele, 61 years old, living in Canada, the province of Quebec. I have been a member of AA since 1992. I came to  Alcoholics Anonymous because I...

Into Action

Critique of Chapter 6 – Into Action (Steps 5 – 11)

“If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.” (Richard Dawkins) Conversely, “If something is false, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.” By Paul W. Introduction Chapter 5 of...

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...

Alcoholism

Turning It Over

Step 3 as published in 1939: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. By Bob F. I have never believed in...

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...

Sober agnostics

Staying sober without keeping the faith

On Tuesday, by a two-thirds majority, the Greater Vancouver Intergroup Society voted to “list all groups that wish to be listed”. This is, after almost three and a half years, a reversal of its...

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...

Fairhope UU

If you need one, start one

By Clay A. Hello my name is Clay and I’m an alcoholic and a proud agnostic member of AA. Starting an agnostic meeting was always something that I loved to think about, but like...