Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn is Executive Director of The Council for Secular Humanism, Editor of Free Inquiry magazine, Director of Inquiry Media Productions, and Director of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum. A journalist, novelist, entertainer, and freethought historian, Flynn is the author of numerous articles and editorials for Free Inquiry magazine. In addition to editing The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief, his 1993 book The Trouble With Christmas presents a secularist critique of the holiday. He has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances in his role as the curmudgeonly "anti-Claus."

He designed the museum at the birthplace of 19th century agnostic orator Robert Green Ingersoll and is the Executive Producer of the Council for Secular Humanism’s new video documentary miniseries, American Freethought. You can visit this link to hear Tom talk more about The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief.


Contributions by Tom Flynn


'Secular Humanism'

In Thomas Coleman’s interview for the RSP with Tom Flynn, secular humanism is described as a “complete and balanced life stance” rejecting supernaturalism. Recorded at the Center For Inquiry’s 2013 Student Leadership Conference, Tom argues that secular humanism offers more than agnosticism and atheism.