NOTE: This page is reserved for people whose religion was Humanism.
Many Humanists, such as Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., openly and clearly declare that Humanism is their religion. (Obviously the word "religion" is used by these Humanists in its general and sociological sense, meaning "ultimate concern" or "principle motivational philosophy", and not in any sort of specific sectarian or theological sense. People whose religion is Humanism may or may not believe in supreme beings, but generally speaking, theological and soteriological questions are not principle considerations for Humanists, regardless of their stance.) Other Humanists prefer to avoid identifying Humanism as a "religion," as they primarly associate the word "religion" not with their own ideology (religion), but with a religion that they were raised in and now wish to distance themselves from, or with religions that they disagree with.
People are not included on this page simply because they hold generically humanist ideals or beliefs, as that would include (at least to some extent) every human person who does something for somebody else, or engages in self-preservation. So if a person believes in doing humanitarian acts or in upholding human dignity, etc., but they attend a Latter-day Saint church or a Jewish synagogue or call themself a Buddhist, they are not listed here, but are listed on a page relating to their actual religious affiliation.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - acclaimed American author of science fiction, as well as realistic and satirical fiction
Isaac Asimov - leading science fiction writer (Jewish); served as president of the American Humanist Association