Foreword – Do Tell!

Do Tell Front Cover 300

Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA was published a week ago. The book shares the stories of the “experience, strength and hope” of 15 women and 15 men in recovery in AA, none of whom “came to believe” that an interventionist deity was responsible for their sobriety. Today we are featuring … Continue reading

Back to Basics and other threats to AA

Grace of God

Snake Oil: Something that is sold as medicine but that is not really useful or helpful in any way. Webster’s Online By John H. Washington DC We Agnostics Group There are few people as psychologically vulnerable as newly recovering alcoholics. They may be subject to all forms of misdirection and … Continue reading

A Changing Landscape

Landscape

By Joe C. Rebellion Dogs Publishing Once again the Pew Research group shows that the fastest growing choice for survey respondents to the question of religion is “None.” And the future is none – the largest number of irreligious are the youth. Eleven per cent of Silent Generation (AA founders) … Continue reading

Bill Wilson’s Experience with LSD

DMT

By Thomas B. In what has to be one of the strangest ironies I’ve ever experienced, I came across a post in a most unlikely place that served as the inspiration to write this article about Bill Wilson’s experience with LSD. It was on an ultra-fundamentalist, Christian blog, which was … Continue reading

Ten myths about atheists, debunked

Above us

It’s not just in Alcoholics Anonymous that atheists are treated with disrespect, although because of the religious underpinnings of the 12 Steps and the Big Book the problem is often more pronounced within the Fellowship. Much of that comes from a misunderstanding of atheists, as this article, which lists and debunks ten of the … Continue reading

A Tribute to Ernie Kurtz

Ernie Kurtz

By Roger C. Ernie Kurtz died on January 19 of this year at the age of 79. A memorial service was held for him on April 22 at Dawn Farm, a rehab facility, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. * * * Ernie is most well known as the author of Not-God: … Continue reading

Anne Smith

Anne Ripley Smith

For some reason, we alcoholics seem to have the gift of picking out the world’s finest women. Dr. Bob Smith By bob k “In 1898, Anne Robinson Ripley was spending a holiday with a college friend in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, where she met Robert Holbrook Smith…. She was small in … Continue reading