Florida, an atheist becoming incensed
over the preparation for Easter and Passover holidays 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 have 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 this 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 ---