An agnostic group, based on group conscience, rewrites Steps 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 11 of C.A. into their own version?
Step Two: Came to accept and to understand that we needed strengths beyond our awareness and resources to restore us to sanity. [Was: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.]
Step Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of the C.A. program. [Was: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.]
Step Five: Admitted to ourselves without reservation, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs. [Was: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.]
Step Six: Were ready to accept help in letting go of all our defects of character. [Was: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.]
Step Seven: Humbly sought to have our shortcomings removed. [Was: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.]
Step Eleven: Sought through mindful inquiry and meditation to improve our spiritual awareness, seeking only for knowledge of our rightful path in life and the power to carry that out. [Was: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.]
Clarifying Questions and Answers:
Can this group still be identified as part of C.A.? Explain Why or Why Not?
Does this group’s action affect other groups? If Yes: Should the group be expelled —no longer endorsed by C.A. at the Area Level and removed from the C.A. meeting list?
How might the Traditions be used to resolve this schism—both within the group and at the Area Level?