You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!

I was born in Lorraine, a part of France where the churches have long been closed but the bars are doing well. I started drinking in my early teens like most of my friends and I was good at it, better than most. I moved to Florida when I was…

Forty Plus Years of Learning: What Worked and What Didn’t Work

Forty Plus Years of Learning: What Worked and What Didn’t Work

It took the author several decades to finally obtain long-term sobriety; eventually he did and part of his solution was agnostic AA meetings. Tomorrow Bill P. turns 89, so let us celebrate with him by reading this insightful account of how he found long-term recovery. Happy Birthday, Bill…

Update | We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Update | We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention

“The WAAFTIAAC Board, together with the host committee in Austin Texas, would like to assure the secular AA community that plans for the convention in Austin in November this year are progressing quite well. While we’ve had some changes of people, these events are just part of the normal…

Workshops at WAAFT IAAC 2014

Workshops at WAAFT IAAC 2014

There were a variety of interesting workshops on all matter of subjects at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention in 2014. What workshops and panels would you like to attend in 2016…

Panels at WAAFT IAAC 2014

Panels at WAAFT IAAC 2014

There were a number of interesting panel discussions at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention held in Santa Monica, California in November 2014. This is not a complete list, but it’s a good sample of the majority of the panels…

Fellowship Speakers at WAAFT IAAC 2014

Fellowship Speakers at WAAFT IAAC 2014

The first night of the convention in Santa Monica featured the Fellowship Speakers starting with Joe C. from Rebellion Dogs Radio and author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for Twelve Step Life. Joe abbreviated his talk in the interest of time, but it was a great kick off to the…

Keynote Speakers at WAAFT IAAC 2014

Keynote Speakers at WAAFT IAAC 2014

The keynote speakers at the first We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention included; the Rev. Ward Ewing, former Class A Nonalcoholic Trustee of the General Service Board of AA, Phyllis H, then Manager of the General Service Office, and Marya Hornbacher, author of Waiting: A Nonbeliever’s Higher…

Why You Must Go to Austin

Why You Must Go to Austin

If you attended the first We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention in 2014, then you are one of some three hundred people who experienced a very special and unique event. I would even say it was an historic event…

Not Just The Washingtonians

Not Just The Washingtonians

There exists a mythology which has been perpetrated and perpetuated by those who take pleasure in perpetrating and perpetuating mythologies – Regarding the treatment of alcoholism, the pre-AA world was one of darkness, total blackness, a vacuum, a void. Not only had human power efforts done poorly, they had failed…

The Ninth Step of William Beebe – A Cautionary Tale

The Ninth Step of William Beebe – A Cautionary Tale

William Beebe, a real estate agent and massage therapist in Las Vegas, was in and out of alcohol rehab centers in the early 1990s. In 1993 he came into AA where he got sober and stayed that way. In September 2005, Beebe wrote a letter to Liz Seccuro in which…