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1 year ago  ::  Mar 22, 2013 - 12:46PM #31
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Mar 22, 2013 -- 11:29AM, DZalokar wrote:


Hi! I had totally forgotten about this thread I startd waaaaaaaay back!


New developement on this front! In my city (Toronto) a number of 'atheist/agnostic AA groups' have started up here. In a story too long to tell, our local intergroup ended up de-listing these groups from their published meeting list and on their website.


What is funny is the whole atheists in AA movement here has taken off. More of these groups started up and are thriving. I was wondering if this is happening in some of your areas


DZalokar,


Interesting.  How does the groups handle the Higher Power and God mentioned in the 12 Steps?  Or do the groups not use the 12 Steps?


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1 year ago  ::  Mar 22, 2013 - 1:03PM #32
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Stardove


The groups use a 'reimagined' version of the steps.

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1 year ago  ::  Mar 23, 2013 - 6:49PM #33
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Mar 22, 2013 -- 11:29AM, DZalokar wrote:


Hi! I had totally forgotten about this thread I startd waaaaaaaay back!


New developement on this front! In my city (Toronto) a number of 'atheist/agnostic AA groups' have started up here. In a story too long to tell, our local intergroup ended up de-listing these groups from their published meeting list and on their website.


What is funny is the whole atheists in AA movement here has taken off. More of these groups started up and are thriving. I was wondering if this is happening in some of your areas. 






I'm from NS and there is one Atheist group formed that I know of.  They asked to use the AA newsletter and website for advertizing purposes but AA in our area also declined saying that it was for AA groups only ...


 PS:  It is not that they are atheist but it was because they changed the steps and traditions to suit their agenda so it wasn't AA ... Undecided


 

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1 year ago  ::  Mar 26, 2013 - 12:24PM #34
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Mar 22, 2013 -- 1:03PM, DZalokar wrote:


Stardove


The groups use a 'reimagined' version of the steps.



DZalokar,


Perhaps you would like to join in the discussions at Addiction & Recovery forum, since this forum is set up for AA and 12 Step topics.


Addiction & Recovery is for all kinds of recovery, not just alcoholism which can be included as a topic.  Included are methods used for those who seek to recover from what ever the addiction or health issues may be.  Star

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12 months ago  ::  Sep 15, 2013 - 3:19PM #35
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Moved from the Alcoholism Forum.

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