National Atheist's Day - Why Not April 1st?

First off - Please go read this post from someone out there: NATIONAL ATHEIST'S DAY ...

Done? Ok. I started off wondering if there is an Official Atheist Day. So, naturally enough, I Googled it (or Topeka'ed it on April 1st). Which is where I came across this rather snide "Christian" blog post (in pastel blue for the blue skies of "Blue Eyes" Jesus and Heaven, no doubt) But I digress.

First off, is there an Official Day for Atheists? Similar to Easter Sunday for the Cross Lovers? If not, then why not April 1st? Be "The Fool", the Court Jester in the midst of the Easter "Holiday" that dares to stand and tell the truth, perhaps with the comedic touch of the Jester, the biting sarcasm of the Satirist and the Stark Truth of Science as our Talisman(s). "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." Indeed.

It doesn't have to 'start out' as being an Official Day. But every year that more and more Atheist's PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGE that April 1st IS Atheist's Day --- then, ipso facto, it will become so by default.

Think about it. Comments welcomed.

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Tags: 1st, April, Atheist's, Day, National

Comment by zenshadow on April 2, 2010 at 10:45pm
Easter Sunday is a "floating holiday" falling on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 ... placing Atheist's Day on April 1st is a CALCULATED move to insert our non-theistic beliefs directly in their path, so to speak. You said it yourself ... "theists attack me today because of Facebook's Atheist Week coming up next to Easter Sunday"... well ... Mission Accomplished! (obviously you 'lived' through the Attack - and should be a proud Soldier for the Cause of Atheism!) Hell (lol) ... I'd give you a medal if we had 'em! (someone get on that!)

Ever hear of the "Squeeky Wheel Theory"? (The Squeeky Wheel gets the grease). Thus, if you want results (acknowledgment that Atheism is a valid point of view) then you have to get 'squeeky' with it!

Just sayin!

Zenny
Comment by Lord Atheist on April 4, 2010 at 11:23am
Atheism being recognized on a day known for jokes and pranks is disrespectful. I'm willing to bet it was a theists doing. How about we move National Atheists Day to December 25th?
Comment by B. on April 4, 2010 at 7:33pm
I don't really need a day.

There's no "Christian Day". Christmas & Easter don't count, because they've been hijacked to be little more than chocolate festivals.
And turkey. They are chocolate & turkey festivals!
Comment by zenshadow on April 11, 2010 at 3:28am
I'm guessing it's not all that "Far Reaching". Afterall, I doubt anyone here has observed it (on June 21st or any other day for that matter). I still 'vote' for April 1st. I just like the ... symmetry... the irony of it being on The Day of Fools (not to mention it being like a 'thorn' in the Christian Easter second Sunday after the Ash Wednesday, but only on a Full Moon (or wha'eva!) Observance/Celebration du Crucificion. A bit of clear thinking conscience raising right in "their holiday" time just has the ring of truth to it. Be a Fool and tell God "Ha!" on April 1st. A good prank should never go to waste! Prank God! I'm sure "He" has a sense of humor!

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