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Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn

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A Call for Preservation (1996/1997) (Off Site)

A call to preserve the grand old freethought literature remains relevant.

Does Secular Humanism Equip Us to Deal with Death? (1995) (Off Site)

Flynn discusses how he, as a secular humanist, dealt with the death of his own mother.

If You Want Something Done Right... (1997) (Off Site)

Our centuries-long "war on suicide" has been destructive in many of the same ways that Prohibition and the War on Drugs have been. It's time to end it.

Matthew vs. Luke Whoever wins, coherence loses (2004) (Off Site)

So steeped in pagan lore are the dueling accounts of Matthew and Luke, so reflective of the politics of the early Church rather than of any possible history, and so wholly contradictory in their details, that when it comes to the Nativity, Christianity's foremost sources tell us quite literally nothing at all.

Nonreligious Now America's Second Largest Life Stance Group (2000) (Off Site)

In a new study, more than 11% of survey respondents--equivalent to 24 million Americans--report no religious preference. That would make irreligion the nation's second-largest life stance, outnumbering members of any sect or denomination except Roman Catholics.

Why Pull Our Punches? (1996) (Off Site)

Flynn describes an (apparently now defunct) organization called the Society of Activist Freethinkers (SAF). Among other things, the SAF distributes anti-tracts under the wipers of cars in church parking lots?

Happy Campers (1996) (Off Site)

Flynn describes the secular humanist camp for children known as Camp Quest.

Legitimize Bastardy! (1996) (Off Site)

As one who disdains marriage, yet enjoys a delightful, long-term committed relationship with a woman who has no more interest in tying the knot than I have, I'd like to open a new debate on the subject of humanism and matrimony.

Requiem for a Juggernaut (1995/1996) (Off Site)

The idea of wholly secular schools won't even stay on the table unless we learn to articulate it all, fearlessly and completely. Politically impractical as they may seem right now, we know that religion-free schools are the appropriate response to American diversity.