9780943742236-0943742234-A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous

A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous

ISBN-13: 9780943742236
ISBN-10: 0943742234
Author: John Lauritsen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Pagan Press
Format: Paperback 120 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780943742236
ISBN-10: 0943742234
Author: John Lauritsen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Pagan Press
Format: Paperback 120 pages

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Acknowledged author John Lauritsen wrote A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous comprising 120 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0943742234 and 9780943742236. Since then A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous is written by an A.A. member with 46 years of continuous sobriety, who believes that he owes his life to the A.A. Fellowship.

There are plenty of books that attack Alcoholics Anonymous or defend it uncritically or supplement it with personal testimonies or various tweaks. A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous will be the first one to celebrate and defend the things in A.A. that are right, but also, with no holds barred, to criticize the things that are wrong and ought to be changed.

An atheist for all of his adult life and a long-time contributor to the secular humanist press, Lauritsen bases his recovery on the what he calls the True A.A., the A.A, that works: the 24-Hour Plan and the Fellowship. He regards the religiosity in A.A. as detrimental to recovery from alcoholism.

A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous is especially written for nonbelievers in recovery, who face difficult choices: going it alone or attending regular A.A. groups, secular A.A. groups, or secular alternative groups. But everyone who has an alcohol problem, or who knows someone who has one, can benefit from this book.

Chapters describe Lauritsen's experiences in recovery, his analyses of the 24-Hour Plan and the A.A. Fellowship, his research on early A.A. history and forerunners of A.A., his objections to recitation of the "Lord's Prayer" in meetings, "A Freethinker's Steps for Recovery from Alcoholism", a heavily annotated Select Bibliography on Alcoholism, suggestions on how freethinkers can gain fellowship without sacrificing their principles, and his conclusions on how A.A. should be reformed.

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