A History of Agnostics in AA

A History of Agnostics in AA Author Roger C
ISBN-10 9780994016263
Release 2017-04-07
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This book is an inspiration for those uncomfortable with the “God bit” in 12 Step recovery meetings and fellowships. A History of Agnostics in AA is a perfect blend of two essential parts for a book of this sort: personal experience and research. The book is divided into three main parts: Our History, Problems in AA and Moving Forward. The history goes back to Jim Burwell, the first atheist in AA, and to the very first agnostic AA meetings. It also taps into the discrimination against nonbelievers in the fellowship. In the second part, several problems within Alcoholics Anonymous are discussed, and one of these turns out to be “Conference-approved” literature. Finally, the last part, Moving Forward, is all about a secular movement gaining momentum within AA, promising to make AA less God-focused, more inclusive and thus more modern. The author, Roger C, is the manager of the website AA Agnostica. He was the “resident atheist” at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University for several years and was treated with genuine respect. It is hoped that over time a similar acceptance of nonbelievers in AA and other 12 Step recovery fellowships will be one of the results of A History of Agnostics in AA. Our hope is that Alcoholics Anonymous adapts and moves forward, with greater inclusivity. A History of Agnostics in AA is meant to contribute to that goal.



A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA Author Roger C.
ISBN-10 9780991717415
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 40
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The first agnostic AA meeting was held in Chicago on January, 7, 1975. Since that time, agnostic groups have been organized in AA throughout North America and Europe. This book tells the tale of some of the first agnostic groups in AA, how they were founded and by whom. It also outlines the trials and tribulations of some of the more recent agnostic groups, and how they have been received, or not received, within traditional AA.



Don t Tell

Don t Tell Author Roger Paul Couvrette
ISBN-10 0991717449
Release 2014-04
Pages 290
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Don't Tell contains a total of 64 stories and essays mostly by agnostics and atheists in AA originally posted on the website AA Agnostica over the last three years. These were written by over thirty men and women from three countries, the United States, Canada and Great Britain. The book is a diverse and eclectic sampling of writings by women and men for whom sobriety within the fellowship of AA had nothing at all to with an interventionist God. "Don't Tell is an important book for anyone interested in the future of Alcoholics Anonymous and the future of alcoholism recovery." (From the Foreword by Ernest Kurtz, Author of Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, and William White, Author of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America.)



The Little Book

The Little Book Author Roger C.
ISBN-10 9780991717422
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 90
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"A celebration of the varieties of recovery experience" -William L. White "A beautiful testimony to AA's living history." -Ernest Kurtz 20 Samples of alternative Steps for those in AA who are agnostic, atheist, humanist, etc. Interpretations of the steps by Dr. Allen Berger, Stephanie Covington, Gabor Mate, and Therese Jacobs-Stewart. An engaging and helpful History of the origins of the 12 Steps, the suggested program of recovery in AA. Information about AA Agnostica, a web site for the growing number of men and women who have a problem with "the God bit" in AA.



Religion f r Atheisten vom Nutzen der Religion f r das Leben

Religion f  r Atheisten   vom Nutzen der Religion f  r das Leben Author Alain De Botton
ISBN-10 3100463277
Release 2013
Pages 320
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Die Vielfalt religi ser Erfahrung

Die Vielfalt religi  ser Erfahrung Author William James
ISBN-10 3458720219
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 586
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Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief Author Joe C
ISBN-10 0988115700
Release 2013-01
Pages 410
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Rebellion Dogs Publishing is proud to announce a 21st century daily reflection book. Beyond Belief's 2014 second printing is now available with a Foreword by Ernie Kurtz and updated links and End Notes. What are "agnostic musings"? It is not news to anyone that the war of worldviews makes for sporting debate; does an intervening God grant sobriety, serenity, wisdom and courage or is conscious contact a delusion? Sorry, while we might be as amused as anyone with this question, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life doesn't enter this debate. Hate the game; don't hate the players. A good idea is a good idea. Why dismiss valid experience because of the beliefs that someone harbors? Beliefs aren't facts. Beyond our belief is where life is happening: chances have to be taken; processes have to be evaluated; life has to be lived. Atheists, humanists, skeptics and agnostics will feel included in these daily reflections. Believers won't feel mocked or belittled. Everyone in recovery is included. No one needs to adopt the beliefs of someone else nor deny our own beliefs to get clean and sober. Believing and belonging are not synonymous. We are well into Century 21. Anyone should feel free to doubt or believe with impunity. Everyone's experience is a valid currency. The 12 Step community has no experts. Rebellion Dogs Publishing neither canonizes nor vilifies 12 Step culture. This book draws on philosophy, psychology, entertainment, art, spiritual musings, skeptical inquiry and the uncanny wisdom of the rooms. Professional and 12&12 Member reviews: Melissa D., Clinical Psychologist, California says, "I have never seen a daily devotional book written for agnostics. I found the readings to be extremely thought provoking. I wonder sometimes since there is such talk about God at meetings, what kind of turn-off that must be for agnostics. I think this book will be very helpful to both the newcomer and the mature 12 Step member." Bob K, contributor to AAagnositca.org says, "I expected his book to be good. It's WAY, WAY better than good. The book is outstanding. Two decades of not being a 'daily reflections' kind of guy, are over. Now I have reflections worth reflecting over! Buy this book or you will suffer a horrible and painful death! Well, maybe not, but you'll be missing out on something very good." Michel D. says, "AA can, and must, adapt to changing circumstances and Bill Wilson was the first one to admit it. Unfortunately, members who have come after him are more zealous than our first members. We have seen this dogmatism in history before of course, especially in religion. This is a very slippery slope. I really like the fact that these reflections are for anyone who has an open mind. It does not cater to a specific group to the exclusion of others. " Denis K. says, "Many thanks for this great book; my Monday night group and I are having some great discussions related to the daily musings both at the group and often during the week over coffee. All of us were quickly losing interest in the local meetings; Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life gave all of us a much needed spark that has renewed our interest in the fellowship." Dr. Amy, MSW, PhD, adds, "One criticism of the 12 Step movement of course is that its dogma can be limiting-Beyond Belief seems to have addressed this. The quotes are cogent, the organization superb and the contributors are diverse." The book includes an index of over 120 topics, extensive notes and a bibliography.



ber die Religion

  ber die Religion Author Friedrich Schleiermacher
ISBN-10 CHI:19758668
Release 1799
Pages 312
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Lapsed Agnostic

Lapsed Agnostic Author John Waters
ISBN-10 0826491464
Release 2008-03-10
Pages 193
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Irish Times columnist tells of his initial faith, his loss of it, and finally how he regained it.



Der Gotteswahn

Der Gotteswahn Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9783843701747
Release 2011-08-12
Pages 592
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»Religion ist irrational, fortschrittsfeindlich und zerstörerisch.« Richard Dawkins, einer der einflussreichsten Intellektuellen der Gegenwart, zeigt, warum der Glaube an Gott einer vernünftigen Betrachtung nicht standhalten kann. Ein wichtiges Buch, das zu einem brennend aktuellen Thema eindeutig und überzeugend Position bezieht – brillant und bei aller Schärfe humorvoll. Entdecken Sie auch das Hörbuch zu diesem Titel!



The Good Book and The Big Book

The Good Book and The Big Book Author Dick B
ISBN-10 9781937520083
Release 2011-08-05
Pages 123
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The Good Book and the Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible is the most popular of Dick B.'s 42 titles. It traces the precise A.A. Big Book and 12 Step language that came from the Bible. Christians and AAs alike acclaim this title's thorough review of early A.A. sources showing the Bible's role in A.A.'s recovery ideas. This book demonstrates how God helps alcoholics recover if they want His help.



Warum ich kein Muslim bin

Warum ich kein Muslim bin Author Ibn Warraq
ISBN-10 388221838X
Release 2004
Pages 522
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Jail Prisoner Law Bulletin

Jail   Prisoner Law Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105061988353
Release 1997
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Sterblich sein

Sterblich sein Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 9783104035840
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 336
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell



Das egoistische Gen

Das egoistische Gen Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9783642553912
Release 2014-06-20
Pages 489
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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.



The origins of agnosticism

The origins of agnosticism Author Bernard V. Lightman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011882498
Release 1987
Pages 249
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A A Grapevine

A A  Grapevine Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3330523
Release 1969
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