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Sunday Speaker: Tom Flynn, The Trouble with Christmas

Sunday Speaker

Tom Flynn presents The Trouble with Christmas







Tom Flynn is the executive director of the Counsel for Secular Humanism and the editor of Free Inquiry Magazine.

He has been recounting the history of the year-end holidays and offering his rollicking rationale for why secular humanists should just sit out the merriment since his book The Trouble with Christmas was published in 1993.

Tom has reconceived his talk as a lavish PowerPoint presentation. He’ll probe 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 all back. Don’t miss it!


The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.

We enjoy the company of our fellow Humanists and a lecture from a guest speaker and topic discussion ending by 11:30 a.m. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Humanism.

Breakfast is offered for sale to members and guests for $5.00. For coffee only, the charge is $1.00. If you would like to have coffee and/or food, please pay at the welcome desk by the entrance door. Of course, donations are always gratefully accepted as well.

*Please note that being a member of this Meetup Group does not mean that you are a member of the organization HSGP.  Please consider becoming a dues-paying member of HSGP and supporting one of the largest non-theistic communities in Arizona.  Membership entitles you to borrow from a wide selection of books and DVDs (including DVDs of meeting presentations) from our Robert G. Ingersoll Library and the privilege to vote for board members once a year.  Information on how to join is available on our website at

For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting. Stop by to join or renew your membership in HSGP, or to update your records such as your email address.

Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!

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  • Jennifer W.

    I am sorry to miss this.

    November 13, 2013

  • Doris Marie P.

    We're going. Bah, humbug!

    November 1, 2013

  • Gary H.

    Tom Flynn?!? Oh heck ya! Can't be missing this!!

    October 23, 2013

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