A History of Agnostics in AA by Roger C

By Roger C

This ebook is an proposal for these uncomfortable with the “God bit” in 12 Step Line restoration conferences and fellowships. A heritage of Agnostics in AA is an ideal mixture of 2 crucial components for a booklet of this kind: own event and research.
The e-book is split into 3 major elements: Our background, difficulties in AA and relocating ahead. The heritage is going again to Jim Burwell, the 1st atheist in AA, and to the first actual agnostic AA conferences. It additionally faucets into the discrimination opposed to nonbelievers within the fellowship. within the moment half, a number of difficulties inside of Alcoholics nameless are mentioned, and this kind of seems to be “Conference-approved” literature. ultimately, the final half, relocating ahead, is all a few secular move gaining momentum inside of AA, promising to make AA much less God-focused, extra inclusive and hence extra modern.
The writer, Roger C, is the executive of the web site AA Agnostica. He used to be the “resident atheist” on the school of spiritual stories at McGill collage for a number of years and was once taken care of with real recognize. it's was hoping that through the years the same attractiveness of nonbelievers in AA and different 12 Step restoration fellowships may be one of many result of A historical past of Agnostics in AA.
Our desire is that Alcoholics nameless adapts and strikes ahead, with higher inclusivity. A heritage of Agnostics in AA is intended to give a contribution to that aim.

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A History of Agnostics in AA

This booklet is an suggestion for these uncomfortable with the “God bit” in 12 Step Line restoration conferences and fellowships. A background of Agnostics in AA is an ideal mix of 2 crucial elements for a e-book of this type: own adventure and research.
The ebook is split into 3 major elements: Our heritage, difficulties in AA and relocating ahead. The background is going again to Jim Burwell, the 1st atheist in AA, and to the first actual agnostic AA conferences. It additionally faucets into the discrimination opposed to nonbelievers within the fellowship. within the moment half, numerous difficulties inside of Alcoholics nameless are mentioned, and this kind of seems to be “Conference-approved” literature. ultimately, the final half, relocating ahead, is all a couple of secular circulate gaining momentum inside AA, promising to make AA much less God-focused, extra inclusive and hence extra modern.
The writer, Roger C, is the chief of the web site AA Agnostica. He was once the “resident atheist” on the college of spiritual experiences at McGill collage for a number of years and was once taken care of with actual appreciate. it truly is was hoping that over the years an identical reputation of nonbelievers in AA and different 12 Step restoration fellowships might be one of many result of A background of Agnostics in AA.
Our wish is that Alcoholics nameless adapts and strikes ahead, with higher inclusivity. A heritage of Agnostics in AA is intended to give a contribution to that aim.

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Don told him that the group was registered with the GSO. Jayson: “Well Intergroup won’t take just anyone. ” However, after six years, on November 13, 2016, the group was finally included in the Intergroup list. Don credited this, in part, to an article published in the Des Moines Register on February 5, 2015. The article was called “AA won’t list nonreligious group meetings” and was critical of the local Intergroup. The author, Rekha Basu, correctly observed “This is an issue (AA) will need to grapple with to stay relevant.

The manager flatly refused the listing, saying “We wouldn’t want a newcomer to attend your meeting and think it is representative of what AA really is”. She later sent out people to spy on the group and report back. The group apparently didn’t meet her standards. To add insult to injury, when she was sent the name of the group’s Intergroup Representative, the Denver Central Office Manager responded that the Freethinkers in AA Group “cannot have representation on the Central Office Committee” since it is “not a recognized group”.

It is common for the chair to read from “Language of the Heart”, a piece which describes the practice of allowing all who enter to partake regardless of their religious affiliations or lack thereof. This alternative group is fiercely dedicated to keeping a non-didactic meeting open to provide a respite for those who do not attend traditional meetings. We Agnostics strive not only to remain sober but to enjoy the journey. Henry Hellmuth’s sobriety date was August 16, 1982. He died Nov 6, 2014, with 32 years of sobriety.

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