Tagged: rejection

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...

An AA Pamphlet for Agnostics – The 1970s

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Nine. Originally posted in August 2013. The word “God” (or “Him”, etc.) appears 281 times in the first 164 pages of the Big Book. As a result, the struggle to...

Chapter 5

Chapter 5: More Rejection

Service, not Governance One of the co-founders of AA, Bill Wilson, wrote this in the July, 1946, Grapevine: So long as there is the slightest interest in sobriety, the most unmoral, the most anti-social,...

A History III

Chapter 2: Rejection

Two agnostic groups – We Agnostics and Beyond Belief – were booted off of the official list of AA group meetings in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on May 31, 2011. This was done...

One Way

Still No Pamphlet for Agnostics in AA

By Roger C. After requests that span some forty years, there is still no pamphlet for agnostics and atheists in AA. Not one. Nothing even close. The recently published pamphlet, Many Paths to Spirituality,...

Pamphlets

AA – Spiritual Not Religious

Every time we develop a new recovery pamphlet, I believe we say “welcome” to a whole group of alcoholics who might otherwise feel our message was not intended for them, or worse, that they...