Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fun With Radical Atheists

A friend sent this to me today. Without checking Snopes, I am going to assume it's a joke and not a real event. Regardless, it's a real hoot, at least to me.

COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY

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 day.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel and declared, 'Case dismissed.'

The lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling and said, 'Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews hav e Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah. Yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays.'

The judge leaned forward in his chair and said, '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.'

1 comment:

Phil Perkins said...

Here is a true story that mocks atheists:

As you know, this sign was posted at the Washington state capitol building:

At this season of
THE WINTER SOLSTICE
may reason prevail.

There are no gods,
no angels, no devils,
no heaven or hell.
There is only
our natural world.
Religion is but
myth and superstition
that hardens hearts
and enslaves minds.

Read those last six lines. Do you see the contradictions? The author tells us that only the natural world exists but claims possession of it. How? A possession is a moral claim with moral implications. Then they make another moral claim and bolster their moral stand by claiming that theists harm "hearts" and "minds", neither of which are part of the "natural world", and thus can't possibly exist.

Philosophical materialism is stupid. It takes more faith than I can muster.

Phil Perkins.