“FLORIDA 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, 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.” Taken from: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/atheist.asp “
As an active Christian who believes in Christ we never condemn people who don’t believe in what we believe. We are particular with people who are trying to discriminate and destroy our church. We have nothing against Atheism, as we have our own free will and they too can choose what they want to believe. The judge was right in this article, for our belief; those people who do not recognize God as the ultimate power and creator are fools. They are those who do not listen and recognize the bible as the guidance in life. I am not saying Christians are perfect, we are all sinners. However, there are just many people who tried to be blind and refused the good news stated in the bible.
As Christians, we have our responsibilities to evangelize and scatter the good news about the love of God. As you may know Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are one so don’t get confused if we use Jesus or Christ or God or Holy Ghost. I am raised from generations of Christians and as one; I believe it thought me how to be a diplomatic person. My ancestors bore in me the goodness and passion of Christ that made me whole. And I will always be a Christian.
I feel sad for the Atheist because they cannot see the beauty of having a religion. I think even Muslims, Jews, Buddhist can appreciate the belief of having an ultimate God. I believe that we have the same God but the name is just different. Atheists refuse to be one of us (people with religion); that in times of trouble we don’t get depressed because we know that we have a God who looks out for us. Person with a religion is better guided in life than people with no religion. However, in the midst of battling against temptations and sins it is up to the person’s logic and ethics to do what is right. Even the atheist have conscience and are rational, so it will always depend on the person to choose what is righteous no matter what the religion or if no religion at all.