Article Hero Image
May 1965

Carrying the Message

Another viewpoint

I agree with O. S.'s letter in the February issue. I am an atheist, and from present indications shall probably be one until the day I die. I respect the right of others to find whatever kind of Power they need to take the load off their own self-will; and I expect them to let me find my own way to do likewise. I believe Alcoholics Anonymous works because it fits the way the human personality functions, and that future research will show there are scientific reasons for what success this program has had, even though as yet we do not fully understand why and how it works and that therefore (as men have always done when facing what is incomprehensible to them) most of us believe there must be supernatural forces involved.


You must have an active online AA Grapevine subscription to access full stories and audio.

Login Renew Subscribe

Need help with customer service?

Call 800 631-6025 (English), 800 640-8781 (Spanish), 212-870-3456 (French) or email: [email protected]
or [email protected]

Have Something You Want To Share?

We want to hear your story! Submit your story and it could be published in a future issue of AA Grapevine!

Submit your Story