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We agnostics on the tightrope to eternity by Bernard Basset

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Published by Image Books in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Religion,
  • Essays and miscellaneous

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Bibliography: p. [118]

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Pagination118 p.
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24951140M

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WE AGNOSTICS - Page When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God. This applies, too, to other spiritual expressions which you find in this book. Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you.   In “We Agnostics” Bill W. wrote with conviction, asserting his truths, his undeniable truths. He wrote as if he had knowledge and experience enough to opine for all who do not believe in a “God as we understood Him.” He wrote, as he understood his mission, for all nonbelievers, all agnostics, atheists, freethinkers, secularists, etc. That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral. And it means, of course, that we are going to talk about God. Here difficulty arises with agnostics. Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.   In its chapter, “We Agnostics,” the Big Book outlines its attitude toward spiritual and religious matters. In doing so, the Big Book also presents a method by which readers can investigate theological questions for themselves.

Well, that's exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself, which will solve your problem. That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral. And it means, of course, that we are going to talk about God. Here difficulty arises with agnostics. WE AGNOSTICS, ATHEISTS, AND BELIEVERS From Believers and People of Faith in EDA: When faced with the proposed writings of the EDA “Big Book,” we who are more religiously inclined could not accept many of its secular precepts without mention-ing some of our thoughts on the matter. Those of us with aFile Size: 85KB. We Agnostics Kansas City is an Alcoholics Anonymous group in the Kansas City area. Our meetings are more secular than most, providing a supportive environment for anyone with a desire to stop drinking regardless of their religious or spiritual beliefs, or lack of belief.   We Agnostics have no direct experience accessing a Power greater than ourselves. This chapter masterfully addresses our objections and gives us practical reasons why we should try this way of life. Instructions on how to make a beginning are also provided. NOTE: All BB quotes are from the 1st Edition of the Big Book.

  We’ve touched on books published by AA Agnostic between and , we’ve talked about Beyond Belief, and we will mention one more. It is called A Freethinker in AA and is by a rather prolific author, John Lauritsen, who has his own website that includes a section called Alcoholism: Recovery without Religiosity 2. WE AGNOSTICS I n the preceding chapters you have learned something of alcoholism. We hope we have made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and the nonalcoholic. If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic. “We Agnostics” is the fourth chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, or the fifth if you include “The Doctor’s Opinion.” By this point in the book, Bill W. has related the nature of the disease in great depth, also expanding quite a bit on the concept of a spiritual solution. WEEK #5: Chapter 4 — WE AGNOSTICS Page - 40 - For either case, Atheist or Agnostic, we are going to have to find some way to have this Spiritual Experience, and to use this Power greater than human power. For many of us that seems to be an impossible task. Let's see how we make that transition. "How do I get from thatFile Size: 85KB.