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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Why an "Agnostics" meeting?

The We Agnostics group of AA maintains a tradition of free expression and conducts a meeting where alcoholics may feel free to express any doubts or disbeliefs they may have and to share their own personal form of spiritual experience, their search for it, or their rejection of it. We do not endorse or oppose any form of religion or atheism. Our only wish is to assure suffering alcoholics that they can achieve sobriety with the support of AA without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or having to deny their own.

Indianapolis Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) For Atheists and Agnostics

"Each group is as unique as a thumbprint, and approaches to carrying the message of sobriety vary not just from group to group but from region to region. Acting autonomously, each group charts its own course."
From "The A.A. Group: Where It All Begins"

"…the A.A. program of recovery is based on certain spiritual values. Individual members are free to interpret these values as they think best, or not to think about them at all."
From "Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous"

"A.A. is not a religious organization. All members are free to decide on their own personal ideas about the meaning of life."
From "A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous"

"Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence, we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation."
From Tradition Three, the long form.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Indianapolis We Agnostics - Who We Are

Tradition 4 of Alcoholics Anonymous states that “Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole.”

To that end, this is specifically a meeting designed to serve agnostics, atheists, free-thinkers, non-believers, rationalists, humanists . . . anyone who struggles with the concept of a supernatural higher power.

In this group, we don’t consider any part of our literature infallible or sacrosanct, and we recognize the historic and cultural context in which Alcoholics Anonymous initially developed. We are grateful for those founders and their passionate dedication to helping other alcoholics achieve sobriety. We simply prefer to focus on the tangible, measurable actions and attitudes contained in the steps.

We Agnostics - Indianapolis Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) For Atheists and Agnostics

We are an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Central Indiana.

We meet every week from 6:30-7:30 on Thursday nights.

It is possible to find and maintain sobriety without being forced to believe in any sort of supernatural "higher power."

If you are looking for a meeting where you can find and maintain your sobriety without being told to "fake it 'till you make it," stop in. We think it's the best meeting in town.

We Agnostics
Closed Discussion - only for Alcoholics or those with a desire to stop drinking
Every Thursday
6:30-7:30pm
Carvel Club
4627 Carvel Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2022
(317) 255-0037