Denise Kiser
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  • Gainesville, GA
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david garcia commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"I do see the need for people to support each other, there is a need for that clearly .. I dont call my self an alcoholic but I prefer being a drunk I drink every day and I dont see a problem with that... Im single 30 years old I work full time take…"
Dec 21, 2012
Alan C commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"I have to say I can appreciate the situation you are in regarding religion in the deep south, I was in the armed forces and visited Savannah, Georgia.  The group I was out with one night were asked by some people (girls) that we met if religion…"
Dec 19, 2012
Doug Reardon commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"The difference between a drunk and an alcoholic is that a drunk doesn't have to go to all those meetings."
Dec 17, 2012
Obfuskation commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"I'm an alcoholic (six years sober), and went to AA during my first two years of sobriety.  From my perspective, it was a good place to get my feet under me, but I was gradually turned off by the personality cult attitudes, drama, and the…"
Dec 17, 2012
Jim P. commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"Denise, i am an alcoholic with a little more that 2 years of sobriety and I also am an atheist. i agree with you there are not very many of us in AA. However, I have not found my open atheism to be a problem in the meetings I attend. If necessary…"
Dec 17, 2012
Ray R. commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"I agree with everything you've said Denise . You are on the right path , using your mind critically,and for self empowerment . I believe that's a great combination , and you'll do just fine . Good luck !"
Dec 17, 2012
Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"FYI"
Dec 17, 2012
Denise Kiser commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"Thank you Bill and Noel! I appreciate the suggestion!!! Jared I am not trying to argue...I am looking for suggestions and feedback. If you do not like what I posted in my blog do not comment.  The proof that you are angry is in the way you…"
Dec 17, 2012
Noel commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"Denise: Easy does it. What ever works right? My first six years in the program were doable because of my false belief in god. I really could not do it alone. I look back on it today and call it my very own personal mind fuck. It was! I convinced…"
Dec 17, 2012
Bill Butler commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"Denise Hi I have been in your spot I got sober and became an Atheist at about the same time in fact getting sober really led to my Atheist awakening. I left religion at 15 after get caught drinking a clear violation of my father’s church he…"
Dec 17, 2012
Denise Kiser commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"Ha Ha Ha korsan thats fantastic! I love it..... thanks! Oh my Darwin.. I have not heard this clip of his before and I had the same thought about higher power....I thought along the same lines well if I am powerless over alcohol and i need a power…"
Dec 17, 2012
Denise Kiser commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"I read about this one too but I am a women sooo the study was not about me...if I twisted the article and interpreted it in my own way I could put an imaginary w and o in front of the men word and that would make the article about me..... Addiction…"
Dec 17, 2012
kOrsan commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
" Thought you might enjoy this piece."
Dec 17, 2012
Denise Kiser commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/topics-in-brief/genetics-addiction   oh and they have not pinned down the exact gene yet but good old science is getting closer....they have found some biological differences between people who become…"
Dec 17, 2012
Denise Kiser commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"man Jared 11 years they did a number on you, argumentative and you sound very angry....I am defiantly starting an SOS group.......Do you write so much to prevent people from being able to respond? I am just wondering bc I do not know where to start…"
Dec 17, 2012
Denise Kiser commented on Denise Kiser's blog post 'Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous'
"I bought a time share once that reminds me of aa....I was 25 the sales women showed me and my ex husband all these really fabulous photos of this incredible time share condo on the beach....we bought....then our first trip to the condo we realized…"
Dec 17, 2012

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
Age
31-35
Relationship Status
Single
The religion you left
Christian

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Atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 3:11pm 28 Comments

I am an alcoholic. I am not the least bit ashamed to say so. My father and uncle also have a long history of loving the bottle. I have attended some AA meetings through the years. I have read their "big book" front to cover and despite their claims to be non religious I have found the organization to be very religious. Scary religious. Many of the beliefs and messages expressed at meetings do more harm than good to their members. For me the attraction to AA has…

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At 6:55pm on December 16, 2012, Tim Palmer said…
Hi, I also live in GA, in the Covington area but I work in Alpharetta. I saw a comment you posted about an "occasional" meeting... Mind if I inquire about the meeting or the group? I would not mind attending such a event on a "occasional" basis myself. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
 
 

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