on "God Talk"
This discussion was pulled from the August 27, 2009 daily check-in. A few people here are extremely religious. Many (most?) are not. We try to be tolerant of everybody, which is the main point I hope this thread makes. If you read an extremely religious post from someone, don't think that this means you must be extremely religious to be here. If you read a post from someone who is atheist, don't think that this means you must be atheist. Just be whatever you are in a tolerant way, and don't try to push anyone to think like you do.
12-step programs do not require you to be religious. Many atheists belong to 12-step programs and conceive of "higher power" in some interesting and inventive ways - the Tao, your own inner wisdom, the power of the group, whatever.