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Thomas Murray commented on Joe C's blog post Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada
"I recently learned about a group of men ( and later women ) who started a sobriety group called Washingtonian Temperance Society began on April 1840. This group grew to membership in the 600,000s However, the religious people were adamant that they…"
Mar 7
Richard M. Thomas commented on Joe C's blog post Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada
"I've had a problem with drugs and alcohol and been forced, so to speak, by therapists and psychiatrists to attend the AA/NA meetings with God in them. It's good to now there are godless groups. but I would be leery of them -in fact I would…"
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Michael Penn commented on Joe C's blog post Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada
"I don't trust anything that is "spiritual." It's a buzz word to mean you can take almost anything and make it into whatever belief you want. Let's face facts here. If it was not for religion you would not have words like…"
Mar 7
tom sarbeck commented on Joe C's blog post Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada
"Joe, check Wikipedia for "Rational Recovery", a non-theistic alternative to AA. I learned of RR as the result a California court action saying state-mandated participation in AA violates the First Amendment. The  article includes the…"
Mar 5
tom sarbeck commented on Joe C's blog post Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada
"Joe, check Wikipedia for "Rational Recovery", a non-theistic alternative to AA. I learned of RR as the result a California court action saying state-mandated participation in AA violates the First Amendment. The  article includes the…"
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Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada

https://www.thefix.com/no-god-no-problem-atheism-aaAA has been called "a religion in denial." AA goes out of our way to explain, "We are spiritual, not religious."First, for many secular AA's the word "spiritual" is never used in describing addiction or recovery. Personally, I don't find the word especially useful because it can mean anything to anyone so it's hard be concrete or descriptive with a word…See More
Feb 28
Joe C commented on Angie Jackson's group Atheist Writers
"In this day and age, consider self-publishing. Create Space is a "print on demand" partner for Amazon. Book Baby is an aggregator that can get your book on iTunes, B & N, Kobo, Amazon, etc.  If you go this route you need to hire…"
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"https://soundcloud.com/last-door-recovery-society/recovery-without-god I just has a chat on Radio about AA without God for atheists."
Mar 22, 2015
Joe C commented on Angie Jackson's group Atheist Writers
"Just heard about this place, Carol; not a recommendation, but worth checking out: http://freethoughthouse.com/ Best, Joe C"
Dec 27, 2014
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Secual A.A. enjoying growth and celebrates at an international conference in Santa Monica

We Agnostics & Freethinkers International A.A. Conference November 6th to 8th, 2014 was the first all-secular International gathering of atheist in Alcoholics Anonymous. The General Service Office of AA sent a delegation to share in this historical event.At many AA gatherings, there are prayers and talk about how personalized concepts of higher powers are answering prayers and granting sobriety to those who tried but failed at getting sober on their own. Lots of people get sober on their…See More
Nov 30, 2014
Joe C replied to Jeff Dempsey's discussion Atheist Advice For A Drug Addict or Alcoholic
"AA (NA etc) work for me. Sure it was written from a Christian context but this is the 21st century. I relied on Living Sober in the early years. It's a secular look at AA life published by AA in the 1970s. There is a lot of great literature by…"
Jul 5, 2014
Joe C replied to diane sholly's discussion New in recovery in the group Atheists, Addictions, 12 Step Recovery, and Alternatives
"I am a member of one of these Canadian AA groups that was kicked to the curb by the local Intergroup. In fact, we still aren't in the Toronto meeting list or have a voice on the Toronto Intergroup floor. The same game-playing is now going on…"
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I host a radio show devoted Canadian independent music heard on SiriusXM Radio called IndieCan Radio http://indiecan.com It has been called, "The best music you've never heard."

I write mostly about addiction and recovery but also about music and finance. I support my passions with a day job as a financial planner.

I have a book, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life that has been in the top 100 Amazon sales for addiction/recovery and I blog about recovery at RebellionDogsPublishing.com and AAagnostica.org

I am a musician, recording artist and a dad.

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Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 4:29am 6 Comments

https://www.thefix.com/no-god-no-problem-atheism-aa

AA has been called "a religion in denial." AA goes out of our way to explain, "We are spiritual, not religious."

First, for many secular AA's the word "spiritual" is never used in describing addiction or recovery. Personally, I don't find the word especially useful because it can mean anything to anyone so it's hard be concrete or…

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Secual A.A. enjoying growth and celebrates at an international conference in Santa Monica

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

We Agnostics & Freethinkers International A.A. Conference November 6th to 8th, 2014 was the first all-secular International gathering of atheist in Alcoholics Anonymous. The General Service Office of AA sent a delegation to share in this historical event.

At many AA gatherings, there are prayers and talk about how personalized concepts of higher powers are answering prayers and granting sobriety to those who tried but failed at getting sober on their own. Lots of people…

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AA is spiritual, not religious, now hold my hand while we recite the Lords Prayer

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:02pm 7 Comments

Recovery from addiction is life-saving. That's good. In the program of Alcoholics Anonymous there is a pamphlet called, "Do You Think You're Different?" Everyone who struggles with addiction has a hard time owning up to the fact that the tail now wags the dog, that they are powerless over a process or substance that is making their life unmanageable. At least this is how the abstinence based recovery programs speak of addiction: A recreational behavior or substance use becomes…

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At 7:16pm on March 27, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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Welcome, Joe! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Sound Advice, Atheist Writers, Politics, Economics & Religion, The Skeptic Hour, and American Heathen®. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 2:59pm on March 27, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Joe
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you know very well.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 666 discussion topics and 3333 members.
 
 
 

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