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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,...

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...

Our Father in Heaven

Is The Lord’s Prayer Exclusive?

Once a theist and deacon, he sets out on a spiritual journey with his home group to discover if the Lord’s Prayer truly serves all its members By Christopher S. Santa Rosa, California Copyright...

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...

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...

Atheism

AA Atheist

Chapter 20: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Hanje R. Few residents are in treatment because they choose to be. Most of us are “invited” by the courts, our employers, our...