Tagged: God

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...

Believe

The Daily Reflections

By life-j This is not the first time you may have heard me being down on the Daily Reflections, and it won’t be the last, but I’m going to approach it a bit more...

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God on Every Page

The first issue of the AA Grapevine was published in June of 1944. This year, in October, for the first time ever an issue was devoted to the stories of atheists and agnostic members...

Reality

An Agnostic Reflects on AA Today

By Peter T. As an Alcoholics Anonymous member of long-standing in Ontario, I am dismayed and shamed by the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup (GTAI) declaration at the January, 2016 Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario...

San Diego

We Agnostics

This was a talk given at the 39th annual AA Spring Roundup in San Diego, March 24-27, 2016,  Easter weekend. There were 50 or so people in the room. Rob reports that for many...

Gavel

AA Atheists and Human Rights

By Roger C. On May 31, 2011, two agnostic AA groups were booted out of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Intergroup and off of the area AA meeting lists. That was disturbing and offensive...