Tagged: religion

AA and the Lord’s Prayer

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirty-Nine. Originally posted in February 2019. AA needs to grow up – as if it were now the 21st century and not 1935. It needs to discard the Lord’s Prayer.

The Wave of Religiosity

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirty-Eight. Originally posted in October 2018. Poland is considered to be a religious, Catholic country. Nevertheless, the nonreligious movement in AA is growing. By Witek D. A few years ago,...

The Courts, AA and Religion

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Six. Originally posted in May 2012. Is traditional AA religious? What have the Courts had to say about the religiosity of Alcoholics Anonymous? By Linda R. Inside AA, one hears...

Secularization and AA

By Dean W In my recent essay, Religion and AA, I used William E. Paden’s book Religious Worlds: A Comparative Study of Religion (1988) to show that despite the common claim that AA is...

Religion and AA

By Dean W For about twenty-five years I was your average, traditional AA member. Then over about five years I gradually became an agnostic AA member. In 2018 I helped start an agnostic group,...