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    02 Sep '07 21:09
    Have you heard about this case? Great answer from the judge!

    In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation of 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 wise 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
    atheists' 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,' consider that Psalm 14:1, Psalm 53 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, thus April 1st is his
    holiday! Get it?"

    Way to go, Judge!
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    02 Sep '07 21:41
    Originally posted by josephw
    Have you heard about this case? Great answer from the judge!

    In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation of 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 holida ...[text shortened]... re he is a fool, thus April 1st is his
    holiday! Get it?"

    Way to go, Judge!
    Fair enough, but it's not a public holiday is it?

    Also, can you give more details of the case? When was it heard? In which court? Who was the judge? Is this just another urban myth?

    --- Penguin.
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    02 Sep '07 21:45
    Originally posted by Penguin
    Fair enough, but it's not a public holiday is it?

    Also, can you give more details of the case? When was it heard? In which court? Who was the judge? Is this just another urban myth?

    --- Penguin.
    Fair enough? The judge is clearly showing his partiality toward Christianity.

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/atheistholiday.htm
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    02 Sep '07 21:47
    Originally posted by Penguin
    Fair enough, but it's not a public holiday is it?

    Also, can you give more details of the case? When was it heard? In which court? Who was the judge? Is this just another urban myth?

    --- Penguin.
    Actually, my daughter e-mailed it to me. I have no other details.
    It could be a joke.
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    02 Sep '07 21:49
    After 2 seconds of Googling, I came across this, among other links:

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/atheistholiday.htm

    "This story is circulated with no specific such as when or where this alleged court case took place, the name of the atheist, or the name of the judge.
    We've never found any substantiation for it.
    Also, most ACLU cases objecting to religious activities are based on their alleged violation of the constitutional separation of church and state, not the absence of an atheist's holiday."


    --- Penguin.
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    02 Sep '07 21:49
    Originally posted by josephw
    Actually, my daughter e-mailed it to me. I have no other details.
    It could be a joke.
    It most likely is. Go to the link I provided.
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    02 Sep '07 21:51
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Fair enough? The judge is clearly showing his partiality toward Christianity.

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/atheistholiday.htm
    Sorry, my sarcasm didn't come across in ascii.
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    02 Sep '07 21:56
    Originally posted by Penguin
    Sorry, my sarcasm didn't come across in ascii.
    Clearly, ebcdic is the way to go. It's much better at representing sarcasm 🙂
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    02 Sep '07 22:02
    Originally posted by josephw
    Actually, my daughter e-mailed it to me. I have no other details.
    It could be a joke.
    Probably a graduate of Liberty University or Oral Roberts Law School.
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    02 Sep '07 22:10
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Probably a graduate of Liberty University or Oral Roberts Law School.
    Message therapy school. 60 bucks an hour!
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    02 Sep '07 22:22
    Originally posted by josephw
    Actually, my daughter e-mailed it to me. I have no other details.
    It could be a joke.
    It was obviously a lame spam mail.
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    02 Sep '07 22:30
    Originally posted by josephw
    Message therapy school. 60 bucks an hour!
    I meant the judge.
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    02 Sep '07 22:34
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    I meant the judge.
    Evidently your message wasn't clear. There is therapy available for only $60/hr 🙂 It'll be money well spent.
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    02 Sep '07 22:382 edits
    I don't know if it even make any sense for an atheist to ask for a Holiday. I think the word consists of two parts Holi ,and day. And as atheists don't believe in any kind of Holiness, then asking for a special Holiday doesn't make any sense.
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    02 Sep '07 23:231 edit
    Originally posted by ahosyney
    I don't know if it even make any sense for an atheist to ask for a Holiday. The think the word consists of two parts [b]Holi ,and day. And as atheists don't believe in any kind of Holiness, then asking for a special Holiday.[/b]
    As an atheist let me say that a holiday for atheism seems pretty dumb, not quite as dumb as these lame xian spam mails or gullible evangelicals that write and forward them, but still pretty dumb.
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