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 […]
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 […]
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When I was first asked to write a series of articles on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the “third founder” of AA, Jimmy B, who put “God as we understand Him” in the Steps, I thought to end the trilogy with the story of Jim’s sobriety as he recapped it on the occasion […]
Bill W.’s grandfather was a drunk. Grandfather Wilson, an innkeeper, had had alcohol turn against him. “One Sunday morning in despair he climbed to the top of Mount Aeolus and beseeched God to help him. He saw a blinding light and felt a great wind, and rushed down to interrupt the service at the Congregational […]
Bill Wilson wrote the Twelve Steps in December 1938 in the space of one night. Bill reports, “I was greatly pleased with what I had written”1 and he was unprepared for the response he got when he read his steps to the young New York group. “The ‘liberals’ were appalled and said so.”2 The ‘radicals,’ […]
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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.
Stony Brook Freethinkers hosted two workshops at the 2018 Share-A-Thon this past October. Both workshops were well attended, and the feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive. Click here for the workshop handout.