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Re: Theos-World Atheists' Holy Day

Apr 13, 2009 08:45 AM
by Drpsionic

I think it would be fun to hire some investigators to dig into the judge's  
sex life and business dealings.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 4/13/2009 10:43:12 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


It sounds like the judge ought to be removed. In the US, there's supposed  
be a separation of church from state. Justice is not to be biased by  any
particular person's religious bias.

Consider kwanzaa, a  non-religious event that's not a political nor 
holiday but rather  a celebration that focuses on traditional values of the
part of the US  population calling itself African American. Any population
group should be  allowed to have their own special days to have  cultural

A judge shouldn't mock people because they  don't accept his religious 
Our separation of church and state is  imperfect. There's a lingering bias 
favor of certain religious groups  where their holidays are officially
recognized and everyone has the day off  from work, whereas other groups of
people aren't recognized and have to  take vacation or unpaid time off to
stay home to celebrate  them.

With better education and wider access to information and other  points of
view, the population is freeing itself from narrow, dogmatic  religious
views, so it's only a matter of time before religious biases work  their way
out of society. Until then, we accept the fact that it's an  imperfect 

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:13 AM, Anand <_AnandGholap@AnandGhol_ 
( >  wrote:

> In Florida , an atheist created a case against the  Upcoming Easter and
> Passover 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  ,
> "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 have such a holiday. 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.

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