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
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 is 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
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,' 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
the Scripture, he is a
fool, and April 1st is his holiday!
Now have a good day and get out
of my courtroom!
would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't,
than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out