Atheist, 6 years It can be one more tool I can use in my recovery by hearing from like minds. Share how you can relate to it. The Committee informs Assembly members, through displays and other suitable methods, regarding all available Grapevine publications, audio-visual materials, and other special items. I sponsor women and men, atheist, theist, agnostic and unidentified. It took me 35 years to get there. Thanks for all the work putting this together. Atheist, 34 years It would be nice to read about others belief in the power of themselves or their higher self to keep them sober.
A few more months stewed but thinking of this, I went to the hospital on February 1, 1988 for my 4th detox, and have been sober since. I wish I had seen the webstite, www. The plants rested during the winter and are ready to begin their new growth cycle. I know quite a few examples personally. Slather me in cocoa butter and slip me a coffee drink, it's another day of sobriety! You can give them to your Intergroup Rep to take to the monthly Intergroup meeting, drop them off at Central Office, or give them to a member of the Grapevine Committee. I need understanding of how to approach the steps from an atheistic point of view. When I talk to new fellow alcoholics I find that accepting a higher power external to themselves the greatest stumbling block to their recovery.
The Area 53 Grapevine Committee reviews all matters relating to Grapevine publications. Freethinkers meetings are a necessity in the modern world. Because the third tradition demands it. Founded in 1944, the Grapevine does not receive group contributions, but is supported entirely through magazine subscription sales and additional income derived from the sale of Grapevine items. You don't even need to do it on a Sunday! Beliefs are surface identifications just as alcohol is only a symptom, one of many, of alcoholism; but identification is what attracts us to the fellowship and inherent program within it. This book would be a life saver for those unfortunates who are stranded in areas where non-believer meetings are verboten.
If it were not for the efforts and influence of pioneers like Jim Burwell and Hank Parkhurst in the early days, working with Bill W. It's a fun way to get involved! I know I could help the newcomer. Founded in 1944, the Grapevine does not receive group contributions, but is supported entirely through magazine subscription sales and additional income derived from the sale of Grapevine items. There is an agnostic, humanist, pantheist, deist, toist, aitheist, realist, secularist view to everything. As time went on and I began to gain confidence, due primarily to the fellowship and service, I accepted that I was not all powerful as I insanely believed but that the State or two people were more powerful than me. An atheist feels insulted by Chapter 4, and it does them no good at all.
Our Fellowship is open to people of every persuasion who wish to recover. First, however, the dormant plants will need pruning. The need for appropriate, respectful and helpful literature in this area is decades overdue. People who cannot or will not believe in god can achieve long term sobriety. Freethinker, 27 years As time goes on it appears that the Catholic Church and people of Christianity have found one of the last bastions of desperate people to convert or reinforce that which many in the world now find distasteful, harmful and a divisive big business. If those people had access to a book such as the one being suggested, the newcomers might feel more comfortable about attending meetings. Atheist, 5 months We must be an inclusive organization or fall by the wayside in a changing world.
Please publish a book about those who have, and continue to find a godless and good life of sobriety. Welcome both nonbelievers and believers. They were open atheists and were shunned by the available groups of the era. The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention, but the drunk continues to sit there. Atheist, 25 years We have recently started a secular meeting in Swanley England.
Please consider putting together and publishing such a book. I am proof of that. But as I learned that my atheism was not a character defect but a valid part of myself, those same rooms became unwelcoming. No amount of signs telling me that I am not any longer alone helped, but in fact made it worse as I was left with, I am alone even on the last house on the block that promised me help with my alcoholism. I had been raised in a faith-based home, but my religious upbringing coupled with some childhood trauma made me fear the God of my understanding. I would love to be able to attend meetings freely, be myself and be able to give back.
If you read the steps, it has to be something I can turn my will and my life over to, loving and caring, responds to prayers such as remove my defects, listens to me and provides me with direction, etc. For vines young and old, pruning is the key to managing canopy, fruit quality and growth. The words of Bill W through the years support this population being a part of the program and he stated we must be willing to continue to change as an organization. A book such as this would be most helpful in doing so. I believe that such a book will reduce isolation that is currently experienced by those of us who are not believers. Founded in 1944, the Grapevine does not receive group contributions, but is supported entirely through magazine subscription sales and additional income derived from the sale of Grapevine items.