Paul was a great inspiration to me and perhaps my greatest early influential mentor. He was truly a person whom I sincerely admired, respected and revered for his great inner strength and pioneering footprint for secular values and its proper place in our modern society.
He was truly the father of secular humanism.
His "Affirmations" have been an important anthem for me upon the onset of my intellectual expansion and with great esteem I sought more and more from the mind of Paul. Having met him on four occasions, the last at length, I always longed more occasions.
I deeply regret that I could not manage to fully engage with the well-intended means I had fully intended for Paul and his various extensions prior to his passing. There was so much that I had wanted to cover with him.
For the family he leaves behind, certainly it is without any question that Paul has meant so much to so many. What he stood for was much larger than he the person could ever be. That was his aspiration. His legacy may never be surpassed in the era and application in which he functioned.
With a heavy heart,