When in Rome
Responses from readers to the February and May 1999 issues on the topic of using the Lord's Prayer at AA meetings.
The "spiritual angle" of the program came hard to me. I was a diehard atheist, and when I first saw the word "God" at an AA meeting, I was almost out of my seat. At that time, I had a strong resentment against the religion of my childhood. Fortunately, no one in AA pressured me to choose a particular conception of God; I would have chosen death by alcoholism instead. I simply could not accept a life based on spiritual principles through the...