Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The atheist holiday: story completed

Saw yet another version of this joke e-mail posted on a religious bigot's blog:
Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day! Gotta love this Judge!

You must read this.....a proper decision by the courts...for a change.


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 and 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! 

But the blog accidentally cuts off the end of the story. Allow me to rectify:
Suddenly, in a flash of light, the risen Christ appeared in the courtroom. The judge turned pale as Jesus pointed a finger at him and said, in a booming voice:

Verily, it is written: "But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell." [Matthew 5:22]

And a fiery chasm opened before the judge, who toppled forward, screaming, into the depths of Hell.

As did all of the bigots who forwarded the stupid e-mail.

You gotta love Christians who don't know the Bible.


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