Tagged: secular

Ten Years Old!

The Growth of Secular AA By Roger C. Early History AA Agnostica was launched a decade ago! The website was created by me and another person on June 15, 2011. It was initially called...

Websites and The Growth of Secular AA

by bob k On May 31, 2011, Alcoholics Anonymous was dramatically altered, both in Toronto, Ontario and far beyond. In the short run, the changes produced were precisely as they had been intended to...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God: Three Years Later

By Jeffrey Munn I started writing Staying Sober Without God in May of 2018. My intention for writing the book was to put my interpretation of the 12 steps into an easy-to-understand, relatively brief...

Out of the Closet

By Lisa F. When I first came to AA in 2008, I was much too sick and scared to mind the God idea. Looking back, the AA in my small central California city was...

Courtenay Baylor

By bob k If for no other reason, Courtenay Baylor should be of interest to modern AA members for being the first recovered alcoholic to work as a professionally paid addictions counselor. He set...

Secular People in AA

By John S Back in December, I was contacted by a reporter who wanted me to help him with an article he was writing about secular people in AA. I don’t think he ever...

Five Years Old and Growing Stronger

Originally published in Our Primary Purpose, the newsletter of the Ottawa Area Intergroup Covid-19 helps Ottawa’s secular sobriety movement Little did Michel D know when he started Ottawa’s first secular AA group, in early...

My Name is Joan

Chapter 10: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Joan C. My name is Joan and I am an alcoholic. I am an agnostic and my home group is “We Agnostics” on...

A Friend of Jim B.

Chapter 9: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Alex M. When I was a small boy the neighborhood kids would gather on weekends to play kickball. We would all line up...

A Programme of Honesty?

Chapter 8: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Suzanne M. My name is Suzanne. I am an atheist alcoholic. I came into AA at 54 years old – totally worn-down after...

The Virtual 2020 Secular AA Conference

By bob k On Saturday, December 5th, ICSAA (International Conference of Secular AA) held a condensed version of the biennial conference that was scheduled to take place LIVE in Washington, D.C. Covid-19 caused that...

The Beginning

Chapter 7: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Brent P. In returning to AA in 2010, broke and briefly homeless, I had already decided, before someone made the point by asking,...