All good answers here. I can say that from the beginning I found that e-aa was a safe place and a place dedicated to the AA Traditions.
What I have found elsewhere is another matter. As an atheist, I looked straight to Rational Recovery instead of AA. Their meeting (just one) in my city had gone belly-up and no longer existed... no hand there. I went to AA, still determined to find rational recovery online, to balance out all the G.O.D. I knew I was going to hear. Man was I soooo not interested in things I found. When I was drunk, I lived on anger - it was my propellant. But I could not (& can not) handle ANY anger and feel sober - anger made a drink necessary and I could not be around any flamers. In fact when I got here, Karl R (love him) spent a good amount of time reassuring me that trollers & flamers were not allowed to carry on. I PM'd him so many times, the team finally asked me to be a moderator so I could troll for the trolls! (Be careful what you complain about in AA, it usually means a service position!)
At first, (because we at e-aa do not off the cuff ban someone who might wish to have recovery in AA) those posts meant to inflame got me flaming! I was propelled into anger and rational response in defense of AA (& its HP idea)from an atheist's view
It seems to be not so unique as I once thought it was! I no longer feel compelled to blast into argument & defense of any meme that I maintain. It just does not matter - in fact it separates us. I have a desire to not drink and if you have a desire to not drink than NOTHING else matters. I want the hand of AA (not my hand) to be there. And for that I am responsible. So I welcome your response to our responses! Join us in peaceful recovery. You don't have to fight anyone or anything here, we probably won't fight back.
Love and tolerance of others is our Code. (page 84)
EDIT ADDITION: AA has no opinion on outside issues.... These ^^ are my opinions.
If I'm not able to say how I'm working my program today, then I'm not working my program.
The e-AA Group's 7th Tradition link: www.e-aa.org/group_seventh.php