It really depends on the group. AA was started by a highly religious group to begin with, so in the AA 12 steps, god is mentioned a few times. Some groups are highly religious, at the meeting I was at yesterday only a few people even mentioned god, and one of the AA groups another class member went to was actually an atheist AA meeting. It's all about finding a group out there that works for you, and there are plenty out there. Looking on the Seattle area AA site, there are probably 100 different meetings every day of the week. And there are many other programs besides AA.