Monday, April 13, 2009


Received this in email today and thought it was worth sharing.


In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter
and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case
against Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days.

The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such
recognized days. The case was brought before a judge. After listening to
the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his
gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your
honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have
Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and
Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your
client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special
observance or holiday for atheists."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day.
Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it
is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God,
then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!


Anonymous said...

Why is a judge that knows his or her scripture good? What about the supposed separation of church and state? I don't see why the Bible should have any bearing on deciding an "Atheist Holy Day", something that is hypocritical in name, and makes no sense. I'm willing to bet this story was made up.

Lisa said...

I wish you had been brave enough to use your name.. but so be it.

I don't think I said anywhere that this was a true story.. it amused me, so I posted it.

Our nation was founded on christian principles. Separation of church and state means that the state cannot require a person to subscribe to a certain religion, it doesn't mean that God is kept out of the courtroom.

Thanks for your comments.