This is an email i just received from my grandmother. she has always been sweet to me, but since i have admitted to myself that i don't believe in god she has been posting comments about it on my face book and now she has sent me this email...

its just a bit of a slap in the face. That she has done this....
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FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY

In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and
Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against
Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days.

The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized
days.

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

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

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client,
counsel, 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.

You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!

This is too good not to forward.

Tags: april, atheist, christmas, day, easter, fools, holiday

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"You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!"

No I don't. I gotta love a judge who applies the actual, civil law to the facts of a case.
I agree, I much prefer a judge who knows his constitution. What would be funny is if the judge were impeached on appeal. Or is it that only congress can't establish religion.
I guess it is open season on her beliefs. Send something funny and pointed back at her.
Judges in Florida take the Bible as a pronouncement of fact? Even as a joke, this does not fit.
I'd block her and tell her why. Sweet malice is not excused by family ties.
*laugh*
My grandmother does this too
This is upsetting and absolutely something that someone who doesn't understand would say. My boyfriend's aunt took a photo of a picture in a frame of her recently deceased father, and thought that the reflection from the flash was the "soul" of the person. She's impossible to reason with, and most of the time, I don't have the heart to correct her.
You gotta love grandmothers. <3
No offense, but your grandma's an idiot. ;)
:PPPPP
Whatever...
sounds like something my brother would send me.
Anyhow... If this story is true, which I doubt [it sounds lika a chain mail in disguise "This is too good not to forward" - however if it is, I would like to have a discussion with that judge over just WHO is the fool!
Is a fool more likely to question absurd statements written in a book that wasn't even BASED off historical evidence? Or is a fool more likely to get his quotes from an imaginary sky fairy with magical powers activated by prayer?

But to be perfectly serious, I think this story was made up for chain letter purposes. Afterall, what atheist, in their right mind, would spend massive amounts of money in the legal system to create a new atheist holiday, when we can do it ourselves without any help from the justice department? - See "Winter Solstice Celebration" on American Atheists website:
http://atheists.org/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19/

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