Kurt Vonnegut was the Honorary President of the American Humanist Association.
As the AHA’s notes in their press release on Vonnegut’s passing:
“I am a humanist,” [Vonnegut] wrote in a letter to the organization’s members, “which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead.”
As always, Vonnegut never lacked humor in his conversations with the AHA:
In 2003, when asked permission to quote from something he’d written, Vonnegut wrote back to the American Humanist Association, “Find here my permission for you to quote any damn fool thing I’ve ever said or written, throughout all eternity, and without any further notice or compensation to me.”
He’ll be missed.
If you would like to contribute to the AHA in Vonnegut’s memory, please consider doing so here.
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