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Tezcatlipoca's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Tezcatlipoca

I'm thinking of sending the link of this little debacle as a reply to an email I got from my extended family's group list. One of my cousins forwarded this little joke from her co-worker. Does anyone have anything similar, but not too harsh please, that I might send back to the family?

FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY : In Florida , an atheist created a case
against the Easter & Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a
discrimination case against Christians, Jews & observances of their holy
days. The argument was it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized day.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate
presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case

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

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "B ut you do. Counsel, your
client 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."

Hmmm, I've always wanted a good reason to wear a jester's hat...Thanksgiving dinner is just five days away...

Sat, 22 Nov 2008 08:39:00 UTC | #274875