Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this a strictly nonreligious group ?
Humanism is non-theistic. We believe that there is no proof for the existence of God, any gods, the supernatural or an afterlife.
Therefore, we take very seriously the idea that we are living the only life we'll have, in the only world we know about. The responsibility for the choices we make are ours and ours alone.
Q: Why do we need another organization ?
The Mississippi Humanist Association seeks to:
Establish a democratic organization that will provide an outlet for secular people in Mississippi to contribute time, energy, and money towards secular community building and action.
Establish connections with other groups with similar goals inside and outside of Mississippi in order to further serve our membership and our communities.
Q: How can I support the efforts of the Mississippi Humanist Association ?
You can best assist the MHA by joining our membership and supporting our efforts to create community and raise awareness of Humanism in Mississippi. Please consider joining the MHA as we serve to promote good works by good people.
Mississippi Humanist Association - We Believe In Good!
Q: Will being a member of MHA reveal my beliefs to my community ?
Being in Mississippi, the Mississippi Humanist Association (MHA) understands that some people need to maintain their privacy with regard to their religious beliefs, or their lack thereof. The MHA will take all reasonable measures to maintain your privacy as requested.
If and when requested, the MHA will provide the American Humanist Association with a membership list, as required in our chapter membership. From this information, the American Humanist Association may send you items in the mail.
If you come and join the MHA's public volunteer efforts or attend an event, please consider your need for discretion. We do encourage people to "come out" if they can and be public about their beliefs, because it matters. People need to be aware that Humanists are in their community doing good works, and that we are the people you work with, shop with, and are related to.
However, being in Mississippi, we recognize the need for some people to remain private in their Humanism. If you wish to financially support/join the MHA, we welcome your financial support and will use the utmost discretion in our communication with you. Generally, most communication from the MHA is via e-mail and social media. Upon joining or donating, we generally will send a welcome letter to you via e-mail; however, if you would rather we refrain from physically mailing items to you, we are happy to accommodate your needs upon request.