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Alcoholics Anonymous Dogged by Dogma and Argument

Alcoholics Anonymous Dogged by Dogma and Argument

“Hi, I’m John, welcome” a kind man said to me as he extended his hand in friendship. Instinctively I responded in kind, saying “I’m PJ” extending my hand in turn to receive a very warm handshake. For the next hour and a half, I sat and listened to…

The Cross Addicted Mind

The Cross Addicted Mind

My Name is Deirdre and I am a Cross-Addicted Alcoholic. I am a member of Alcoholics Anonymous because I had a desire to stop drinking and because I say I am…

Doomed to Repeat: 65 Years Later, AA Still Hostile to Nonconforming Fellows

Doomed to Repeat: 65 Years Later, AA Still Hostile to Nonconforming Fellows

When talking with somebody about the inclusivity in AA have you ever thought of bringing Bill W. into the conversation…

Pat N. at the 2016 International Secular AA Convention

Pat N. at the 2016 International Secular AA Convention

Pat N. was a keynote speaker at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention that was held in Austin, Texas from November 11th through the 13th of 2016. This is the audio recording and written transcript of his talk…

Pam W. at the We Agnostics, Atheists, and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Pam W. at the We Agnostics, Atheists, and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Pam W. a co-founder of the first international secular AA convention, then known as the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention was a keynote speaker at the second international secular AA convention which was then known as the We Agnostics, Atheists, and Freethinkers International AA Convention…

Ann H. at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Ann H. at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Ann H. who began attending the We Agnostics Group in Hollywood during its early days, was one of the Fellowship Speakers at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention that was held in Santa Monica, California in November 2014. Today, we are presenting the audio recording of her talk…

John C. “Where’s the Atheist A?”

John C. “Where’s the Atheist A?”

John C. who helped found a secular AA meeting in Paris, France spoke at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention held in Santa Monica California in November 2014. John was the first to suggest the second “A” in WAFT to include atheists, and the We Agnostics and Freethinkers…

Deirdre S. at the First International Secular AA Convention (WAFT IAAC 2014)

Deirdre S. at the First International Secular AA Convention (WAFT IAAC 2014)

Deirdre S. from New York City created and managed the International Secular AA Meeting List for 14 years at the website agnosticaanyc.org. In November 2014, she was one of the Fellowship Speakers at the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention held in Santa Monica, California. Today, we are…

Fellowship Speakers Tim M. and Michael B.

Fellowship Speakers Tim M. and Michael B.

This is the second installment in our series of Fellowship speakers from the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention that was held in Santa Monica, California in November 2014. The first speaker we are presenting today is Tim M. from the We Agnostics group in Los Feliz, California, and…

International Secular AA Conference 2014: Joe C. and Joan C.

International Secular AA Conference 2014: Joe C. and Joan C.

At the first international secular AA conference held in Santa Monica in 2014, there were seven fellowship speakers. We will be presenting all seven speakers over the coming weeks. Today we are featuring Joe C. from the Beyond Belief group in Toronto, and Joan C. from the We Agnostics group…