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2020 Virtual Share-A-Thon

Stony Brook and Bayshore Freethinkers participated in a joint workshop on “Secular Sobriety” at the 2020 Suffolk Intergroup Share-A-Thon on Sunday October 4th. Brian from Stony Brook and Hazel from Bayshore were our speakers.  The Zoom event was well attended, with lively audience participation and interest. Click on the link below for more information. Secular […]

The 12 Step Philosphy of AA

The e-book “The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Interpretation” by Steve K.  is available for free at AA Beyond Belief as a pdf. download. This book is a resource for people in recovery, especially those who are searching for a secular or humanistic interpretation of the Twelve Steps.  You can download the book […]

A 3rd Step Prayer for Atheists

The 3rd Step Prayer for Atheists * (or The Non-Prayer 3rd Step) I commit myself to a set of principles, for my ongoing sobriety and my growth. I am now open to accepting whatever life brings me, as I know that through living by AA’s principles of love, tolerance, service and sobriety, every day is […]

Connection – The Power of AA

We often hear alcoholism described in the rooms of AA as a cunning, baffling, and powerful disease. During a closed discussion meeting of my home group, one member referred to alcoholism as “insidious”: something that proceeds in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects. Looking up insidious in the dictionary, he discovered that […]

One Big Tent

One Big Tent: Atheist and agnostic AA members share their experience strength and hope,  published in September of 2018, is available for purchase now from AA Grapevine!  Click on the below image too read more about it. Buy It Now on the Grapevine website.

“Unofficial” AA History

This unofficial history of AA spans the period 1932-1971. Please give it a moment to fully load up because the page includes videos and high-definition images. This history is being provided as general information and has not been independently validated, nor does this post constitute Stony Brook Freethinker group approval or endorsement of the provider […]