Rebellion Dogs our every stepTHIS JUST IN: April 24, 2014: Three ways to feed the need for a 21st look at 12 Step culture 1) Bob K reviews Gabe's book 12 Step to Psychological Good Health & Serenity. In The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps, Gabe's version is the version truest to an internal locus of control (we control our destiny more than our environment). Read Bob's Review HERE
2) Rebellion Dogs Radio # 4 looks at AA Critics from Dr. Cain's 1963 Harper's Magazine article, "AA: Cult or Cure?" to Dodes The Sober Truth. We look at justified critiques and the bad science that critics get caught in when they try to test AA effectiveness through statistical analysis. Our radio show is 45 minutes of the last 50 years of Truth Police lining up to reveal the true AA. From bad science to bad attitudes, it's an informative and amusing journey. Fast Forward to Rebellion Dogs Radio NOW
3) Will this have a bearing on 12 Step Life? The Pew Research reveals the new America, less white, less religious and more Generation Y (age 18 to 33). Is the big book that boomers deemed sacred going to resonate with the next generation of newcomer? Here's how "the rooms" are going to look like in the coming years: http://www.pewresearch.org/next-america/
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We Agnostics & Freethinkers International AA Conference is November 6 to 8 in Santa Monica CA. Marya H., author of Waiting: A Nonbelievers Higher Power has been announced as a speaker and this just in:
We are very pleased to announce the selection of Rev. Ward Ewing as WAFT IAAC keynote speaker! Rev. Ewing is a non-alcoholic who has been involved with AA for 33 years and, having served as a Class A Trustee of the General Service Board for 11 years and as Chair for 4 years, is now a Chair Emeritus. He is also an ordained Episcopal priest, theological scholar, and recently retired as the Dean and President of the General Theological Seminary in New York. Read more about Ward Ewing
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From "A Newcomer Asks..." AA pamphlet p-24 Q: “There is a lot of talk about God, though, isn't there?” A: The majority of A.A. members believe that we have found the solution to our drinking problem not through individual willpower, but through a power greater than ourselves. However, everyone defines this power as he or she wishes. Many people call it God, others think it is the A.A. group, still others don't believe in it at all. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, William G. Wilson, page 27 “You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.' Here's a very large group who have solved their alcohol problem. In this respect they are certainly a power greater than you, who have not even come close to a solution. Surely you can have faith in them. Even this minimum of faith will be enough.”
Hollywood California will host We Agnostics A.A. Conference November 6 to 8, 2014. See or download a FLYER for this historic first international convention for A.A. freethinkers et al. Rebellion Dogs is going. Registration is now open. To help with outreach in your area or to get on the mailing list to stay in the loop, contact, WeAgConvention AT gmail DOT com.
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