Jim Dakin

Jim Dakin

My commitment to Humanism can be explained by my family background and early experiences. My father was the son of a Baptist missionary in India. He was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps, but when he was studying at the University of London he found...
Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins

I would like to think that I have been a rational since birth. Unfortunately, the evidence does not support this view. I have to admit that I was brought up in a largely unthinking home, and was banished to church on Sunday morning. In slightly later life I even...
James Michener

James Michener

I had to clarify my thinking and this confirmed who I was and what I believed. I decided that I was both a humanist and a liberal, each of the most dangerous and vilified type. And so I shall be increasingly until I die. I am a Humanist because I think humanity can,...
Des Vize

Des Vize

I first discovered Humanism in the pages of Margaret Knight’s wonderful Humanist Anthology, when I was a teenager in Belfast in the mid-sixties. It was a great relief to me at the time to find that there were other people who thought as I did, but it was a long...