March 31st 2010

Atheist Holiday

“They said they were wise, but they became fools.”

Romans 1:22 (NCV) 

The story goes that scripture was used effectively by a Judge in Florida, where an atheist created a case against the observance of Easter and Passover Holy Days. The atheist had hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews for observances of their holy days. The argument given was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognised 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 other days.  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 replied, “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.” 


Open our eyes and our hearts to your wisdom, Father in Heaven, so that we do not remain foolish.


Study by Nancy Silcox 

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