AA Agnostica is a web-based resource that provides an alternate interpretation of the Alcoholics Anonymous program through a secular lens. The organization is “meant to be a helping hand for the alcoholic who reaches out to Alcoholics Anonymous and finds that she or he is put off by the religious content of many AA meetings.”
The site provides alternate, secular versions of AA’s Twelve Steps, as well as listings of non-religious AA meetings, and information on how to start one’s own secular AA meeting. They also provide information and reviews on books and materials that support a secular view of AA methodology, and post weekly articles online.
Non-religious AA meetings listed on the AA Agnostica site do not recite prayers at the start or finish of meetings and believe that sobriety is achievable without a belief in a higher power. The goal of AA Agnostica is to “ensure suffering alcoholics that they can find sobriety in AA without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or having to deny their own.”
People who wish to abstain from alcohol and to whom the AA model appeals, but who are put off by the religious overtones in AA doctrine.
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