Launched in NYC, USA on May 5, 2018
Available in Amazon.com in paperback and kindle edition
An autobiography of Marissa Torres Langseth aka ms M. Her colorful life, full of childhood events that lead to her skepticism, atheism and evolved to humanism. A humanist from rags to riches, but remained generous and giving, because she knows how it was to be poor and to grow up without anything.
She came to the USA with only $30 USD in her pockets. She was frugal, worked three jobs at one time to make ends meet, and went back to school, always saving, always on a budget, and buys only what she needs, until she married the love of her life, a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant). Love and respect have no boundaries nor religion. They are married for > 22 years as of this publishing in May, 2018.
Ms M is the pioneer in founding non religious SEC- registered societies in the Philippines: PATAS (Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society ) and HAPI (Humanist Alliance Philippines, International). Both are thriving non religious societies, however, only HAPI is well funded by ms M herself. HAPI has regular community outreach and educational events, also funded by its international affiliates, some donors and supervised by the new Board of Trustees.
Read about her growing pains founding those two nonreligious societies in an over religious country. The Philippines is 80-97% religious. Read how people reacted to her 2 societies. Read how she suffered, read how some people jeered at her, the very people she loved and protected, and even stole her hard earned money, causing her to almost break down and take her own life out of frustrations.
Read how she became successful despite roadblocks from theists and atheists alike.
The objective of publishing this book, is to propagate humanism specifically in the Philippines, that we can lead good lives without god belief. All proceeds of this book will go to HAPI as part of ms M’s legacy.
This book was created to educate, and not for fame nor fortune. She does not need any of that.
Do good, because it is the right thing to do, cherish every moment of your life: one life to live.
There is no supernatural being above nor below us, we can have good lives, with awe and wonder, no outside intelligence necessary.