I think that often comes when people have a perception (or maybe an experience) of AA, or whatever it is. I think it’s helpful to remember that AA is a volunteer-led thing, and people may well have gone to a meeting somewhere that has a totally different vibe to somewhere else.
Others genuinely cannot get over ‘the god thing’ - I was speaking to a friend offline who couldn’t get past Russel Brand’s chapter on his higher power. She has travelled all over the world, done extensive meditation, yoga, lots of spiritual stuff. I found that quite surprising. She is, however, leaning into Recovery Dharma which is interesting to me.
I am new-ish to Recovery Dharma and to me I can see loads of similarities between it and AA. It’s packaged differently sure but the underlying principles and message… Maybe I am looking for similarities. That’s definitely something I’ve learned here, which is probably something I picked up from people who have shared their experiences in AA