From the October 2012 magazine.

October 2012: Finding Our Way

An agnostic discovers his place in the Fellowship

After being in and around the AA program for more than 30 years, I now have 17 years of continuous sobriety. I was not able to get sober and stay sober until I became honest with myself about “the God thing.”

Religion and church attendance had been a significant part of my early life. We lived across the street from the Methodist church that my grandfather had helped establish, and I attended Sunday school regularly. I frequently attended church with my grandfather and became a member when I was 12.

In junior high school I was introduced to the sciences and adopted them...

-- Jerry S.

Austin, Texas