Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Another Country Heard From...

This is an e-mail my mother sent me this morning:

In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation for Easter and Passover holidays and decided to contact the local ACLU about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded to Christians and Jews with all their holidays while the atheists had no holiday to celebrate.

The ACLU jumped on the opportunity to once again pick up the cause of the godless and assigned their sharpest attorneys to the case.

The case was brought before a wise judge who after listening to the long, passionate presentation of the ACLU lawyers, promptly banged his gavel and declared, "Case dismissed!"

The lead ACLU lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling and said, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss his case? Surely the Christians have Christmas, Easter and many other observances. And the Jews--why in addition to Passover they have Yom Kippur and Hanukkah ... and yet my client and all other atheists have no such holiday!"

The judge leaned forward in his chair and simply said "Obviously your client is too confused to know about, or for that matter, even celebrate the atheists' holiday!"

The ACLU lawyer pompously said "We are aware of no such holiday for atheists, just when might that be, your honor?"

The judge said "Well it comes every year on exactly the same date--April 1st!"

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." -- Psalm 14:1, Psalm 53:1


Not that I have any huge sermons to preach or anything, but thought I'd share with the masses the latest idiocy being perpetuated by the mindless right-wing. My mother, being the sweet, deluded, naive thing that she is, simply thought it was hysterical, which is why she passed it along. So I tried explaining to her just how many of the things in this fictional story were screwed up.

She told me to lighten up. And so, not only for my mother's sake, but for the sake of Kelly's bleeding eyeballs, I will end this post before I really get revved up.

Have a nice day all!


Ergo Sum said...

For atheists like the character in the story, April 1st should indeed be their special holiday... in celebration of their belief.

I agree with the judge (and your mother!)

Jason Hughes said...

I agree that for someone to be bitching about not having a holiday and trying to sue about it, yes, the are a fool.

The truth of the matter is that I cannot find any kind of proof that this actually took place, and most likely it is a made-up story for christians to wack around the internet as "proof" of their "love for the Lord" and such and how "he's protecting them from the evil ACLU" (which, actually, the ACLU also takes up christian causes when it flies in the face of the constitution, and there's no way in hell the ACLU would have ever touched this one!)

Regardless, I'm typing for the sake of typing...

Catch ya later!

Kelly said...

Ahhhhh, my eyes! The horror!!

The_Gay_Dude said...

Unrelated.....thanks for your comment and being a regular on my blog!!!! I try to not be that depressing too often!!!! And I see we are practically neighbors!!!!

Kevin Parry said...

Hi there Jason

Thanks for your comment on my blog. In South Africa, we are quite perplexed by all the tensions between atheists and theists in the US. Mind you, we don't have a big problem with Christian fundalmentalism.

This is a great blog. I will visit often.


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