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Human Tree of Knowledge rally and dinner

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts., West Chester, PA

 The Freethought Society continues to demand the right to display a holiday Tree of Knowledge on the grounds of the Chester County Courthouse, alongside Christian, Jewish and Santa displays. We believe that the non-theist community deserves the same treatment as religious groups when using overnment property.

A 2011 display request will very likely be denied, therefore, supporters must be prepared to conduct a “Human Tree of Knowledge” event/protest rally. The event/protest rally schedule will included the distribution of ornaments and participants will be invited to say a few words about how much certain books meant to them. Please plan to participate on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Chester County Courthouse located at the corner of High and Market Streets (2 North High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania). The event will start at 3:00 PM and will include speeches, singing, photo opportunities and a press conference.

2010 Human Tree of Knowledge, West Chester Courthouse
2010 Human Tree of Knowledge, West Chester Courthouse

Please email FS to volunteer (volunteers@FtSociety.org) for one of many jobs that need to be done ahead of time (new ornaments, press releases, media training, etc.).

Should the FS petition to include the Tree of Knowledge in the 2011 display be approved, FS supporters will be notified by email, and a notice will be posted on the Freethought Society websites/meetup. An actual tree will be decorated in that case.

A 5:30 PM “Dutch-Treat” post-event dinner and get-together will take place at Kildare’s Irish Pub located at 18 West Gay Street, West Chester,  Pennsylvania, 19380. The restaurant is located just around the corner from the Chester County Courthouse.

For directions to the restaurant call (610)431-0770. To reserve dinner seats, please call the FS office at (610) 793-2737 or email margaret@ftsociety.org  by December 1, 2011.

 PLEASE RSVP via our meetup or Facebook pages.

Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/events/41411862/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=220480284692245

8 comments to Human Tree of Knowledge rally and dinner

  • Nick

    Aw, how cute. Kevin’s village is missing its idiot.

  • Doug Diggens

    If there was a God, then it appears in Genesis that His greatest wish was to keep Adam and Eve stupid and unquestioning. As soon as anyone tells me I do not need to know something, my first question is what are you hiding? What exactly is your God hiding? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Kevin

    Doug…You are correct in a way…

    God put Adam and Eve in a perfect garden…They were in a state of innocence.

    God was hiding something from them yet he had to give them the opportunity to choose him or it.

    To be perfectly fair, God had to give them this opportunity to choose.

    What was that knowledge??

    The knowledge of evil and of death.

    When they ate of the tree of knowledge that God commanded them not to eat they had chosen for themselves to find out what knowledge it revealed.

    1. They sinned against God

    2. This sin leads to their spiritual and eventually their physical death.

    3. This is why the entire human race dies

    4. This is why we all do wrong today because the desire to do evil has contaminated us

    This is called the Fall of Man

  • Kevin

    This is Irony…

    GOD is the one who planted the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the garden of Eden in Genesis you Atheists!

    And out of the ground made the LORD GOD to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE of good and evil.

    Genesis 2:9

    HA HA


    Another thing…

    We are guaranteed freedom OF Religion…

    NOT Freedom FROM Religion!!

    Take That!

    Kevin McCloskey


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  • Carol Roper

    Hi Kim, Sorry it wasn’t clear – we mean if you create your own Tree of Knowledge, we’d love to have photos of it to share.

  • Kim

    I would be VERY supportive of this . . . there are so many “tree of knowledge” pictures perhaps it would be easier to allow a vote on different pics instead of asking people to send in their favorite. Just a thought.

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