AA Isn’t Religious
Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.
-Vine Deloria, Jr
This quote is by Native American Vine Deloria, Jr and parallels my thoughts exactly concerning the difference between God and a Higher Power. This is not to say that God cannot be a Higher Power, it’s more to the point that we in AA don’t have to choose a classic conception of God to get better. We are free to find our own Higher Power outside of organized religion if we like. I’ve defined my own God, and my God giggles.
Posted on January 12, 2013, in AA Step Work, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, AA Higher Power, AA Steps, Agnostic Higher Power, alcohol, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Higher Power, Recovery, Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there, sobriety, Vine Deloria, Vine Deloria Jr., What i learned in AA, What Is A Higher Power. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.