New Member Spotlight: Tanner Firl

Joined HumanistsMN: December 2019, after the Festivus for the Rest of Us event.

Profession/Residence. I work in the software industry doing a mixture of data engineering and data science. I live in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

How he discovered us: Meetup recommended some of HumanistMN’s events to me.

What appealed to him about us: My favorite aspects of HumanistsMN include community-building, charitable works, and science-related activities.

His journey to humanism: Though grateful for the community, morals, and values provided by my upbringing in the Mormon Church, I came to accept agnosticism at age 17. When I stumbled upon the HumanistsMN Meetup page, I was immediately drawn in by the same type of friendly community and good, people-oriented activities I enjoyed growing up in the church, with the primary difference being an emphasis on science and reason rather than God and religion. 

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3 comments

  1. Welcome, Tanner! It’s been great getting to know you – and I’m so glad you are an active HumanistsMN member!

    • Meline Juarez on February 5, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Welcome, Tanner!

    • Nathan Curland on February 5, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Welcome Tanner! It was great talking to you at Secular Saturday!

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