Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Atheist's Holiday

Yes, I posted this one year ago today, but maybe you will enjoy it once again on this April Fool's Day.  

Chuckle:  “An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.  --Sir John Buchan
Good Quote:  "The highest praise of God consists in the denial of Him by the atheist, who finds creation so perfect that he can dispense with a creator."  --Marcel Proust
    "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God' . . . The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God" (Psalm 14:1a,2 NIV).

I can't vouch for the accuracy of this story, but the Scripture quotations are certainly accurate.
In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation for Easter and Passover holidays.  He decided to contact his lawyer about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded to Christians and Jews with all their holidays while atheists had no holiday to celebrate.

The case was brought before a judge.  After listening to the long passionate presentation by the lawyer, the Judge banged his gavel and declared, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling and said, "Your Honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case?  The Christians have Christmas, Easter and many other observances.  Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah...yet my client and all other atheists have no such holiday!"

The judge leaned forward in his chair and simply said, "obviously your client is too confused to even know about, much less celebrate his own atheist's holiday!"  

The lawyer pompously said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any such holiday for atheists.  Just when might that holiday be, your Honor?"  The judge said, "Well it comes every year on exactly the same date -- April 1st! Since our calendar sets April 1st as "April Fools Day," and considering that Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, in my opinion, if your client says there is no God, then by scripture, he is a fool, and April 1st is his holiday!  Now have a good day and get out of my courtroom!"
Love, Jerry & Dotse