This event is hosted by Richmond Area Free Thinkers (RAFT). Afterward, we are hoping to go out for dinner and drinks with the speaker!
Tom Flynn, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, editor of Free Inquiry, and author of that deathless polemic "The Trouble with Christmas" is coming to Richmond!
Tom Flynn has been recounting the history of the year-end holidays--and offering his rollicking rationale for why secular humanists should just sit the merriment out--since his book came out in 1993. But this year his presentation will be fully illustrated in a lavish PowerPoint presentation containing more than 300 slides! (Fear not, as the angel never really said; some of those slides go by really, really fast.)
In “The Trouble with Christmas,” Flynn will examine where our most treasured holiday traditions came from--from the Christ Child to Santa Claus, from the wassail bowl to the tannenbaum--and ask whether there’s still time to SEND THEM BACK.