Friday, March 16, 2012

Court Approved Atheist Holy Day

I'm stepping out of my comfort box on this one....because it is funny.



            
    A    FLORIDA COURT SETS
ATHEIST   HOLY DAY
       
         In  Florida , an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy   days.  He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against   Christians and 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 and 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,   counselor, 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 Fool’s 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!

13 comments:

  1. If I weren't so horrible at telling jokes, this would be one that I memorized and told at parties!

    However, I am the single worst joke teller ever, so the whole world will be spared.

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    1. I am also not good at telling jokes....this was my best attempt and I even thought it might not be such a good idea. :)

      Glad you enjoyed.

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  2. If it were only a true story – it's brilliantly funny – and theologically sound – the world doesn't work like this does it – and that kind of makes me sad – it makes me sad that this is a joke, and not what would happen in real life. But… It makes me happy because… it was funny! I heart funny. :-) God bless and keep you and all of the Fishers, Tina.

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    1. Thanks Craig! :)

      We shall see how the US unfolds in real life soon.

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  3. Hooray for the judge!! It's brilliant! I really don't know how anyone can be an atheist when they look at the world around them. Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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    1. I agree....so many blessings and so sad for those who don't know.

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  4. Love this Tina! Looks like their holiday is just around the corner! ;)
    Thx again for a GREAT day today and for the beautiful photographs!

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    1. I'll never think of April Fool's Day quite the same!

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  5. Hi Tina,

    First off, thank you for this blog! Your family seems wonderful. I was looking for information on short anagen information because it seems my oldest daughter has it (she's 6 and has only had one haircut in which we just took off the split ends), and it was very nice seeing that there were other's with this issue as well who's children were happy and healthy.

    Secondly, as an atheist I would like to ask for understanding from the religious community. I find that religion is a beautiful and wonderful thing for many people and so support it wholeheartedly. Many atheists are very moral people, as many of the morals in the bible make sense logically.

    Some atheists are outspoken and cruel when it comes to religion/religious people and I just wanted to put it out there that a large percentage of us find this distasteful and rude at best (although we tend to be unfortunately less vocal). There is a large amount of stigma against atheists, in part at least, because of those loud rude people. Please remember though that the bible says that we are all sinners. Anyways, you seem like a sweet person and I felt that I should speak up as a loving atheist so that you all know that we are out here (we just tend to be quiet as I know personally that coming out as an atheist would deeply hurt my very Catholic family).

    Thanks for your wonderful and inspiring blog.

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    1. Thank you for posting. I have been thinking of your comments since I recieved them in my inbox. I wasn't sure what direction to go with a reply....here or another post.

      I know of some bloggers who delete any comments that can be anything less than total flattery to themselves and I don't care for that. I was on the fence about posting this in the first place and now think it would have been better to not have. But I did make the choice and will let my error in judgement be known. I thank you for your letting me know in such kind words how this could be offensive to the many nice atheists there indeed are. My own family included. :)

      There can be extremes on both sides. I am sorry to have offended you Anonymous. Please forgive my bad judgement.

      Peace be with you.

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  6. Tina, I had heard this story years ago and knew it wasn't true, yet all humor does have a ring of truth to it. I am a federal government employee who attended annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training today. Some how the system has mixed EEO up with social behavioral observation in the work place, i.e. political correctness. One case study we looked at had a situation where an individual declined to serve on a "Christmas" decoration committee due to religious convictions and perceived they were treated poorly afterwards by fellow workers. The other staff in my group thought the way to have handled the situation to start with was to rename the effort as "Holiday" decoration committee. Not surprisingly, everyone agreed! I spoke up and asked where was the tolerance for my religion, Christianity? Why could I not celebrate my holiday as it is called all the while respecting other's special holy days. The EEO instructor/staff member said "We have to appease everyone." I objected saying then what we were doing was robing our lives of the beauty and wonder of our individual differences and creating a sterile and lifeless existence. Lets just say, the class was awfully quiet from that point on! My main point is stand up for our liberties and respect those who differ from our own world view.

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Thanks for making my day!