They've been sobering drunks longer than AA has been around that's for sure. As a Protestant Religion, they do have a certain outlook. Some AA groups are very religious, aka Akron style and others are very neutral aka New York style. I've recently moved and hitting a lot of new meetings in a big city, been interesting. A LOT of them don't say the "G' word at all, saw a lady apologize for letting it slip. Now, the "J" word has been kind of frowned on, but the generic "G" word? Really? I was a little put off, I am still looking around for some solid AA. There are a lot to choose from, I just haven't found the right spot for me yet.