From the October 2007 magazine.

A Core Of Love

Faith takes amazing shapes

I'm submitting my story because I have heard some controversy surrounding the issue of religion vs. spirituality within the program. I am an agnostic who loves AA. I wasn't always an agnostic. I am a product of a very religious family. My education was provided by private religious institutions.

As a child, I simply believed what I was taught, so of course I believed in God. At about the time of puberty, I started to have doubts. I couldn't live up to the standards required to "live in the state of grace"--mostly in regard to sexual thought and conduct. So, the odds were that I...

-- Carmen C.

Port St. John, Florida