Published August 2, 2007
by University of Michigan Press .
Written in English
Michigan Literary Fiction Awards
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||248|
agnosticism (ăgnŏs´tĬsĬzəm), form of skepticism that holds that the existence of God cannot be logically proved or prominent agnostics have been Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, and T. H. Huxley (who coined the word agnostic in ). Immanuel Kant was an agnostic who argued that belief in divinity can rest only on faith. In this podcast, Alex M. discusses his new book, Daily Reprieve: AA for Atheists and Agnostics, a secular daily meditations book based on quotes taken from the first pages Episode We Agnostics Kansas City at the Paseo Group’s Alcathon. WE AGNOSTICS I n the precedingchapters you have learned something of alcoholism. We hope we have made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic. 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 Size: 73KB. Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous - Chapter 4 - We Agnostics Pages 44 - with the thought that faith and dependence upon a Power beyond ourselves was somewhat weak, even cowardly.
Home Read the Big Book and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous This is the Fourth Edition of the Big Book, the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous. This book fills what was a major gap in AA Recovery Literature. Over the years, there have been an abundance of stories documenting the recovery of believers but the stories of recovering atheists, agnostics and free thinkers has, for the most part been ignored/5(14). The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps. The book contains (1) Twenty alternative (and mostly secular) versions of the 12 Steps (2) Four secular interpretations of each of the Steps by well-known authors Stephanie Covington, Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart, Allen Berger and Gabor Maté (3) Templates so the reader can write her or his own personal interpretations of each of the Steps and. “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.
One of the ways to do so would be to honestly look at how nonbelievers (atheist, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists, secularists, etc.) are perceived and thus treated in Alcoholics Anonymous. One of many good places to begin is in Alcoholics Anonymous (aka the “Big Book”), specifically Chapter 4, “We Agnostics.”. Idealistic agnostics Confucius ( BC– BC): Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Page Chapter 4. WE AGNOSTICS. In the preceding chapters you have learned something of 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. Agnosticism is, as skepticism surely could not be, compatible with the approach of positivism, which emphasizes the achievements and possibilities of natural and social science—though most agnostics, including Huxley, have nonetheless harboured reserves about the more authoritarian and eccentric features of the system of Auguste Comte, the.