In Florida, an atheist became incensed
over the preparation for Easter
and Passover holidays and decided to contact
the local ACLU about the
discrimination inflicted on atheists by the
constant celebrations afforded
to Christians and Jews with all their
holidays while the atheists had no holiday to
jumped on the opportunity to once again pick up the cause of
the godless and
assigned their sharpest attorneys to the case.
The case was brought
before a wise judge who after listening to the long, ;passionate
presentation of the ACLU lawyers, promptly banged his gavel and
The lead ACLU lawyer immediately stood and objected to
the ruling and
said, "Your honour, how can you possibly dismiss this case?
Surely the Christians
have Christmas, Easter and many other observances. And
the Jews--why in
addition to Passover they have Yom Kippur and
Hanukkah...and 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 know about or for that matter even celebrate the
The ACLU lawyer pompously said "We are aware of
no such holiday for atheists, just when might that be, your honour?"
The judge said "Well it comes every year on exactly the same
"The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'"
Psalm 14:1, Psalm 53:1
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