By Roger C
This e-book is an proposal for these uncomfortable with the “God bit” in 12 Step Line restoration conferences and fellowships. A background of Agnostics in AA is an ideal combination of 2 crucial components for a booklet of this kind: own event and research.
The e-book is split into 3 major elements: Our historical past, 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 the sort of seems to be “Conference-approved” literature. ultimately, the final half, relocating ahead, is all a few secular move gaining momentum inside AA, promising to make AA much less God-focused, extra inclusive and therefore extra modern.
The writer, Roger C, is the chief of the web site AA Agnostica. He used to be the “resident atheist” on the school of spiritual reviews at McGill collage for numerous years and used to be taken care of with real admire. it's was hoping that through the years an identical recognition 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 wish is that Alcoholics nameless adapts and strikes ahead, with larger inclusivity. A historical past of Agnostics in AA is intended to give a contribution to that objective.
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A History of Agnostics in AA by Roger C