Curtis Edward Clark
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Atheists in Recovery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Curtis Edward Clark Nov 14, 2009. 4 Replies

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Curtis Edward Clark replied to Dr. Ned Kelly's discussion I'm a recovering alcoholic, an atheist, and AA works in the group Atheists, Addictions, 12 Step Recovery, and Alternatives
"Dear AKron, there is no need to "feel quite alone". There are tens of thousands of atheists in A.A. There is an online Group with members from South Africa to Canada to New Zealand and Australia, and dozen more countries.…"
Jun 2, 2011
Curtis Edward Clark replied to Eric J's discussion Atheist Big Book in the group Atheists, Addictions, 12 Step Recovery, and Alternatives
"Comment: I belong to an atheist AA group--two, actually. The first is a face-to-face real-life atheist group, with a Group Registration number given to it by the General Service Organization, the operational center of AA. They don't have a…"
Oct 30, 2010
Joe McCarthy replied to Curtis Edward Clark's discussion Bill and Bob's Prejudice in the group Atheists, Addictions, 12 Step Recovery, and Alternatives
"I drink 4 to 5 days a week. I've been in locked wards, detoxes, therapy and so what if I drink. Yeah I'm killing myself but what's there to say about longevity. I'm 54 years old and all my loved ones are dying around me. I take…"
Jun 17, 2010
Curtis Edward Clark replied to Dr. Ned Kelly's discussion I'm a recovering alcoholic, an atheist, and AA works in the group Atheists, Addictions, 12 Step Recovery, and Alternatives
"As a member of Nexus for a couple of years, I hear this subject often, but I don't reply because I could do it every single day, and the next day someone else would need to hear it, and to ask the same questions. So last year I started an…"
Jun 5, 2010
Curtis Edward Clark replied to Dr. Ned Kelly's discussion I'm a recovering alcoholic, an atheist, and AA works in the group Atheists, Addictions, 12 Step Recovery, and Alternatives
"I found an agnostic version of the 12 Steps, but as an atheist myself it works perfectly. There is also a Google Group just for atheists. I have been sober more than 4 years (but atheist for 51 years!) and so I know how hard A.A. can be. A couple…"
Apr 15, 2010
Curtis Edward Clark commented on Brian's group Michigan Atheists
"Welcome Christina. It's a small group, but here we are."
Dec 28, 2009

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Higher Power

Posted on November 7, 2009 at 1:29pm 2 Comments

After nearly four years in AA, I finally devised a concept of "higher power" that doesn't involve a deity, the group, the "fellowship", nature, the cosmos, the laws of physics, or any other person.



As a committed atheist since the age of 4, I have always known that things were "up to me", and that I could not/would not get help from some power that was "higher" or "greater" than myself.



So one day, in a meeting, while someone was discussing his higher power, I suddenly… Continue

A Good Quote

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 6:41pm 0 Comments

Occasionally I run across something that is poignant or simply well put. I especially like quotes that speak to the essence of what it is to be "human". I just ran across this, and to make certain it belonged to the author who originally posted it, I ran an entire sentence of it through the Google search. If a quote belongs to someone else and it is online, that search will find it. I have searched many times for whole sentences, often discovering that I have misquoted it for… Continue

Atheists in Alcoholics Anonymous

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 11:55am 2 Comments

We atheists can remain sober without AA.



But, for the same reason that AA members with religious faith have a hard time finding serenity and sanity in their lives without the intermittent wisdom of others to listen to, we atheists find ourselves in the same position. We "take what we need" from the things we hear at the table in order to contemplate our sobriety, just as they do, and we "leave the rest" of the gobbledygook for others to ponder--just as they do.



I was… Continue

The Metaphysical Naturalist

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 6:00am 1 Comment

After my first posting the day I joined Nexus, someone asked, "What is a metaphysical naturalist?" He could as easily have asked, "What is a naturalist?"

There are many kinds of naturalists, which for almost 3000 years has meant that whether or not a god exists, everything in the world is natural and operates on natural laws.

But actual, true atheism was almost unheard of in ancient Greece. Atheism was the mere denial that the many thousands of gods that were believed to exist had… Continue

Introducing Me; Glad to be Aboard--I Hope

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

A Threaded Conversation with the Deity of Atheism, Austin Cline This was the title of one of my blogs. I am not a freshman at blogging--I am a sophmore given I'm only in my fourth month. But first, I didn't know this site existed until I just accidentally discovered it. So I never published anything…
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At 5:02pm on November 2, 2008, Carter Fort said…
Thanks. I joined a while back, but I haven't been able to devote enough time to involvement in the site. Life and whatnot.
At 5:01pm on November 2, 2008, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
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