From "A Newcomer Asks..." AA pamphlet p-24
Q: “There is a lot of talk about God, though, isn't there?”
A: The majority of A.A. members believe that we have found the solution to our drinking problem not through individual willpower, but through a
power greater than ourselves. However, everyone defines this power as he or she wishes. Many people call it God, others think it is the A.A. group, still others don't believe in it at all. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
, William G. Wilson, page 27 “You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.' Here's a very large group who have solved their alcohol problem. In this respect they are certainly a power greater than you, who have not even come close to a solution. Surely you can have faith in them. Even this minimum of faith will be enough.”
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