My Name is Lillian and I'm an Alcoholic (and an Atheist): How I got and stayed sober in AA without all the God stuff
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Anyone looking for help, but uncomfortable with AA’s use of Judeo-Christian spirituality will find a refreshing take on sobriety and life.. My Name is Lillian and I’m an Alcoholic (and an Atheist) is one side of a conversation about sobriety from a secular perspective. In a series of short, fun, “warts and all” essays, Lillian describes how she uses the tools of Alcoholics Anonymous to build a better life without dependence on God or a Higher Power
Comments from a sober atheist I drank for 35 years and I knew for the last 20 of them that I was an alcoholic (I wrote about it almost daily in my journals). So, when I got sober rather late (55 years of age), I experienced an almost immediate joy and exuberance over the freedom of finally being free of alcohol. And, as an atheist, there was no way I could give up this new-found freedom to a higher power or a god in whom I had not believed since I was a teenager. Luckily, I found the AA agnostics meetings right away and did not have to endure the frustration and anger many of my sober atheist AA friends have had to suffer through. Others, howe. I am NOT alone I downloaded this while I was in a hospital that PUSHED AA, and the religious aspect of it. This book showed me and helped me understand that I wasn't the only one that felt the way I did about the 'higher power'. There is a direct correlation between reading this, realizing that there was a way for me to work a program without a doorknob, and my sobriety. Thank you so much for publishing this!. Fair to Good Dottie Jr. I liked the brevity of her posts but I sometimes wasn't clear on who exactly she was directing her comments to. Perhaps more explanation before the posts would be helpful. "This was in response to comments at a meeting where." Or were they all online posts? I'm not really sure. But I enjoyed the book and could strongly relate to much of what she said. I've even shared some of them at our local We Agnostics meetings. What she says is enormously relevant!