Dear Mr. SponsorPants,
What do you do when people say AA is a cult?
Need Pithy Response
Honestly? At this point in my life and in my sobriety I pretty much just shrug and smile and say "Well... maybe."
AA isn't selling anything and neither am I.
I have zero investment in changing anyone's mind about what AA is or isn't.
I'm not sure if that's very pithy, but that's mostly how I handle it today.
If you feel you need a fuller discussion just look along the right hand side of the blog. In the Categories list there's a whole section you can click on called "Is AA a Cult," with essays and comments (both pro and con) on this issue.