|Title||God’s attractive nuisance: the Tree of Knowledge|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Access Date||Jan 30, 2012|
|Last Update Date||May 12, 2006|
|Keywords||Garden of Eden, Tree of Knowledge|
Should we not ask ourselves, “What was God thinking?” Why did God create the Tree of Knowledge, plant it in the middle of the garden of Eden, fill it with attractive fruit, place no fence around it, give Adam and Eve a desire to gain wisdom, indicate that the tree was a source of wisdom, and then merely tell Adam an Eve not to eat of it or touch it? Didn’t God know that verbal warnings are the least effective type of safety precaution, after: (a) safer design, (b) physical barriers, and (3) effective warning labels? Wasn’t the Tree of Knowledge an open and obvious danger — an accident just waiting to happen?