All posts by: John S

On January 25, 2018, the We Agnostics Kansas City AA group held their monthly anniversary meeting. This is an open speaker meeting, and on this night, Marty K. from Lee's Summit was celebrating 3 years and Julie K. from Kansas...
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On New Year's Eve, I spoke at the Liberty Group's 43rd annual alkathon. I planned out what I wanted to say and actually wrote my talk. However, when it came time to deliver my talk, I chose to speak off...
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For the past 37 years, Kansas City's Paseo group hosts an alkathon during the Christmas Holiday. Groups from around the city fill one-hour slots for 'round the clock AA meetings. I always look forward to participating, and this year it...
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In this week's episode, I speak with Dave Owens from Refuge Recovery in Kansas City, Missouri. Dave is an atheist who wasn't comfortable with most of the AA meetings around here, and he was never able to put a lot...
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Everyone needs help at some time in their life, and it's only natural for people to help one another. In fact, when facing a life threatening crisis, our base instinct is to seek help. However, for individuals with alcohol use...
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A few years ago, after concluding that I’m an atheist, I started to think about my experience in Alcoholics Anonymous and how I would approach the program going forward. Line by line, I went through the Big Book with a...
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One need not believe in a Higher Power to experience recovery through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, nor is it necessary to have a spiritual experience. It is possible to achieve and maintain sobriety in AA through an entirely...
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The twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have helped millions of alcoholics recover since 1939. But how many more could have been helped if not for the religious overtones written throughout the steps? We will never know, but judging by the...
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