Tom Flynn extends his spring tour

April 29, 2011

NYC*Long Island*Wilmington, DE

Catch Free Inquiry Editor Tom Flynn at these events

“Who Are These Doubters, Anyway? (The Demography of Unbelief)”

7:00-9:30 PM Friday, April 29

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803

Admission is FREE

Presented by Center for Inquiry-Long Island

You’ve seen the various religion polls and the reported percentages of unbelievers-and the polls vary widely. Which surveys are reliable? Which are skewed? In a lavishly illustrated presentation, Tom Flynn explores how sociologists and pollsters have measured religious belief and unbelief from the mid-twentieth century to today, complete with all the controversies and scandals. What do polls on religion really mean? For example, how many of those “no religious preference” people are really atheists?

 

“A Radical View of Church-State Separation”

3:00 PM Saturday, April 30

New Castle County Library, Brandywine Hundred Division, 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

Admission is FREE

Presented by the Delaware Association for Humanism 

A bracing cocktail of outrage and dreams for those who believe the wall between church and state should be tall and stout. In a nation where President Obama’s Department of the Interior grants more than $1.5 million for the upkeep of churches, what would a serious commitment to secularism entail? How would our public schools and our public squares look different? And why would this offer brighter prospects for unbelievers and religious minorities than our actually existing reality? You’ll look at church and state differently after hearing this talk.

 

“Who Are These Doubters, Anyway? (The Demography of Unbelief)”

12:00 PM Sunday, May 1

Presented by the Secular Humanist Society of New York

Pete’s Tavern 129 East 18 Street (at Irving Place), New York, NY 10003. N, Q or R to 14th St.-Union Square.

$25 admission includes buffet brunch. Reservations and advance prepayment are required. Please call 212-308-2165 or visit www.shsny.org to make arrangements or for more information.

Tom Flynn will revisit this popular presentation in Manhattan, at New York City’s oldest continually operating bar and restaurant (established in 1864). Widely known as the “tavern O. Henry made famous”. You’ve seen the various religion polls and the reported percentages of unbelievers-and the polls vary widely. Which surveys are reliable? Which are skewed? In a lavishly illustrated presentation, Tom Flynn explores how sociologists and pollsters have measured religious belief and unbelief from the mid-twentieth century to today, complete with all the controversies and scandals. What do polls on religion really mean? For example, how many of those “no religious preference” people are really atheists?