Today we will check out AA’s patron religion, Agnosticism. The program claims this belief because they don’t profess affiliation with any other religious philosophy. But what is agnosticism and how does it fit the 12 Step paradigm? A true Agnostic is a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God. They assert that because […]Read More Which Worldview Fits the 12 Steps Part 2: Agnosticism?
Let’s discuss the concept of worldview and how it relates to the 12 steps. A person’s worldview can be described by what he or she believes about the 4 big questions of life: Origin; Meaning; Morality; and Destiny. Every religion and philosophical line of thought seeks to answer these questions. In this series we will […]Read More Which Worldview Fits the 12 Steps part 1: Atheism?
We hear it all the time: “They have never been where I’ve been.” “They don’t know what it’s like.” “How can anyone help if they don’t understand what I’m going through?” “They’ve never touched a drug in their life, what advice can they offer me?” As a subculture, those of us in recovery have perpetuated […]Read More Can those who have never suffered from addiction help those in Recovery?
Why would God allow the evil of addiction? The question of evil has haunted the hearts and minds of men for centuries. As recovering addicts, we can attest to the fact that addiction is a powerful form of evil that has caused many good men to stumble. It has caused heartache to loved ones who […]Read More Why Would God Allow The Evil Of Addiction?
Whether you’ve been in recovery for years or you just received your 24 hour chip, the notion of giving your life over to the God of your understanding is no doubt a familiar mantra to anyone looking for sobriety. Since it’s conception in the Alcoholics Anonymous Program in the 1930’s, this idea has become a […]Read More The God of your understanding?