Meet the Humanist:

Meet some of our members and read their stories.

Sadly, it is not always safe to publicly identify as a non-believer, and some of our members need to remain anonymous.

Rob Daly
I Left Religion Because... I recently received a notice from the American Humanist Association asking to complete the statement, “I left religion because…” Having been an atheist now for some years, that list has become rather ponderous. In my case, becoming scientifically literate left no room for a supernatural explanation for life’s complexity... Click below to read more...
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Chad Froese
The realization that I was an atheist came in an instant: “That’s it—that’s what I am.” The process leading up to that point, however, took many years. It was true, as in most testimonials given by teenagers to a crowd of family and church, seeking baptism, that I was “born and raised in a Christian home, and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour at the tender age of five.” Click below to read more ...
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Donna Harris
I have always been a non-believer, even though I grew up in a home that was nominally Catholic. I even had my first communion. However, my parents were only Christmas & Easter church-goers, and even that stopped after my maternal grandmother passed away. Click below to read more ...
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Jules Legal
Religiosity was a casual thing in my family. The only time my parents went to church was to attend weddings and funerals and the only apparent concession to their Roman Catholic upbringing was to abstain from eating meat on Fridays. Click below to read more ...
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Sherry Lynn Marginet
My name is Sherry Lyn, and my first HAAM event was a trip to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in the summer of 2014. I’ve enjoyed the meetings, the events, the people and the openness found at HAAM. I came from the Anglican Church. We went there because my mom didn’t drive, and it was the closest, so we could walk to it. Click below to read more ...
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Pat Morrow
Whenever a group of nonbelievers get together, sooner or later the question “how did you come to your non belief?” inevitably comes up. I have always found this question hard to answer. I didn’t break away from a church, nor did I come from a religious family. My brushes with official religion consisted of my baptism into the Anglican Church and various weddings and funerals I have attended over the years. Click below to read more ...
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Paul Morrow
Some question in your mind has brought you to this web site and specifically to this section called “Meet the Humanist.” I would guess that you have already heard some of the reasons why we reject religion and supernatural beliefs, probably explained by greater thinkers more eloquent than I could ever hope to be, or by other voices more strident than I would ever care to be. So the question on your mind is more likely, “Why Humanism?” Click below to read more ...
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Minnie Mouse
I first joined HAAM in February 2012 after a Twitter discussion on humanism prompted me to look for humanist groups in Winnipeg. The first meeting I attended was also a celebration of Darwin’s birthday, so the room was packed with festive, friendly folks, and there was a neat Darwin-themed cake. I was greeted with sincere warmth and kindness, introduced around the room, and made to feel a welcome part of the humanist family. Click below to read more ...
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Jeff Olsson
Jeff served on the executive team at HAAM for several years, and is the past president of the organization. I served as an Anglican priest for 12 years and have been out of the ministry for 5 years. My concerns about Christian treatment of non-Christians whose lives we were supposedly improving led me to secular and scientific readings which ultimately led me away from faith. Click below to read more ...
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Lisa Stark
Hi. I’m Lisa and to quote Rebecca of Oklahoma, ‘I’m actually an atheist.’ Of course this wasn’t always the case. I was brought up in a kaleidoscope of Christianity and it is really only in the last 5-10 years that I have stopped identifying as a Christian. Click below to read more ...
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Dorothy Stephens
I have fond memories of the Anglican church of my youth. God was loving and forgiving; the sermons were comfortably boring; the music was soothing; there were teas and craft sales. My mother played the organ and I sang in the junior choir. It cost no more than any other social club. Click below to read more ...
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