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Kai H.


Oakland, CA
Hometown: Oakland, CA

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February 12, 2011

What is your background? Include any/all information you think is relevant.

I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household, and identified as a Christian until I was 18 years old. During my undergraduate years, I was exposed to more and various world views, and gradually grew away from the faith. I delved into philosophy so I could learn how to live well without religion.

How do you identify? For example, do you define yourself as an atheist? Skeptic? Humanist? All of these, or none of the above? Do you find that these labels are important to your life? Why or why not?

I identify as an atheist and skeptic. I am hesitant to take the "humanist" label for various reasons, which I'd be glad to discuss over a beer. While I find these labels useful for helping people understand my basic positions, I think they are too broad to be entirely adequate. I usually like to spend some time defining what these terms mean to me, and why I prefer them over others.

What topics are you interested in discussing? (Science, politics, religion, philosophy, etc.)

All of the above. Seriously, there's nothing I'm not interested in discussing. Except music. Please do not talk to me about music. :)

What kind of meetup events would you like to see in the future? Do you prefer to just hang out with your fellow skeptics, or are you interested in taking action publicly?

I'm up for pretty much anything, although I am far too busy with school to spearhead any activist work. I would be glad to support such efforts in whatever way I can, though.


I'm a 23-year-old student pursuing a MA in Philosophy at Colorado State University. My primary research interests are political philosophy, religion, science, and ethics.

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