I'm not sure if you've all heard about the tree of knowledge that went up in West Chester last year, so here is a link to some information on it, written by one of the people that helped put up the tree.
And, for those of you who are like me, and hate clicking on links...this is the gist:
The Atheist group, Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia, noticed that outside their courthouse was a Jewish display and a Christian display during the holidays last year. The group came up with an idea for a display that would represent the atheist community too...the tree of knowledge...It's basically a huge lit up tree with the covers of books tided to it.
The tree was not just a smack in the face of religion, but it also represents atheism, in that we strive for truth, and the road to truth is through exploration and the acquisition of knowledge.
I was wondering if the atheists of Washington would be interested in putting up a tree of knowledge this year? But, I think that in addition to book covers, we should also put up philosophical quotes, mathematical equations, and great scientific discoveries...put up a tree that really represents human kinds' road to enlightenment.
I know a lot of you don't live in or around Seattle or Everett...which are the places I'm interested in...but if you want to be a part of it, you could send in stuff for the tree...if and when we get this going...Or, and this is a big or, we could all conspire to put up trees in our own cities and towns...a thought.