The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no recognized days for their religion as other religions did. 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 & objected to the ruling saying, “Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas & Easter. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah & Hanukkah. Yet my client & all other atheists have no such holidays.”
The judge leaned forward in his chair & 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 shows April 1st is April fool’s Day, and Psalm 14:1 says: 'The fool hath said 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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“The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful, and has nobody to thank.” - Dante Gabriel Rossetti.