A humanist is a person who holds the perspective that humans are the starting point for all ethical, moral and intellectual inquiry.
- Are you a Humanist?
- You’re in Good Company
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- References, Notes and Other Reading
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Are You a Humanist?
Humanists are non-religious people who strive to lead a fulfilling, meaningful, ethical life. To be a humanist, there are no rites of passage nor any qualifying organizations or requirements to be satisfied.
You’re In Good Company
If you’re a Humanist, you can take great satisfaction and encouragement from the fact that you are in good company. From some of history’s greatest thinkers, artists and scientists to cherished friends, family and neighbours in your community, humanists are everywhere.
Here are the names of just a few of Canada’s most influential, respected and accomplished humanists, free-thinkers and secularists:
- Éva Circé-Côté
- Dr. Robert Buckman
- Margaret Atwood
- Dr. Christopher DiCarlo
- June Callwood
- Henry Beissel
- Dr. Henry Morgantaler
- Gretta Vosper
- Don Cullen
Statistics Canada reports that 34.6% of Canadians have no religion. While all people who do not have a religion may not perceive themselves as humanists, there are also many people who participate in an organized religion who adhere to humanist ethics and ideals.
References, Notes And Other Reading
About this Page
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