Honestly, if you read this thread carefully you'll find that most, if not all of us, participating are singing the praises of digging ourselves out of bad situations and turning our lives around. Some achieved it through religion, some didn't. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how sobriety is packaged or perceived, only that it's achieved. That's the central thing here-supporting each other in any way that is necessary in order to help others achieve their goals. Most AA meetings are no different.