We Agnostics Boca Raton (an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting)
Note: The meeting time has changed to 8:00pm … same location, same date.
We are an Alcoholics Anonymous group that meets in Boca Raton every Friday night at 8:00pm. For those unfamiliar with the area (get directions), we’re near the Boca Town Center Mall and a close drive from Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach.
We Agnostics Boca Raton thinks it’s possible to find and maintain sobriety without being forced to believe in any sort of supernatural “higher power.” Though all are welcomed, this meeting is designed to serve agnostics, atheists, free-thinkers, non-believers, rationalists, humanists … pretty much anyone who struggles with the concept of a supernatural higher power.
We are non-theists and non-theist friendly people. All are welcome in an OPEN AA meeting, including drug addicts and concerned persons.
The word Agnostic literally means one who rejects Gnosis, which is the claim that spiritual or mystical knowledge exists. At the other extreme, some Agnostics believe in God but assert that they do not comprehend what it is in which they believe.
Meeting every Friday since 1986
Freethinkers who began to identify one another at regular Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held in Delray Beach in the 1980’s gradually discovered a mutual concern. Longtime sobriety was not evident among those who attended many of the local AA meetings. They also shared their feelings about being uncomfortable in the increasingly “higher power” centered meetings with heavy emphasis on sponsorship. These issues generated enough angst for members to seek a change, and the inspired alcoholics went into action.
Interesting Facts About A We Agnostics Boca Raton Meeting
- The meeting is casual and small, with no more than 25 people in attendance.
- The meeting’s format, of the open discussion variety, is very non-traditional.
- The topic for the evening is free-ranging, and not limited to alcohol abuse.
- Most members of the group are without sponsors.
- Many members have very long term sobriety.
- You won’t hear the Lord’s prayer nor hold hands.
- All are encouraged to share, limited to five minutes per person.