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LIFE BEHIND THE PINE CURTAIN: Judge sets atheist holiday
Palestine Herald.com

Posted on 10/19/2012 6:05:52 AM PDT by Einherjar

In a small town in East Texas, an atheist filed a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney from up North 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 days.


TOPICS: Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: atheists; easttexas; vanity

1 posted on 10/19/2012 6:05:58 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Einherjar

oops

http://palestineherald.com/opinion/x688424722/LIFE-BEHIND-THE-PINE-CURTAIN-Judge-sets-atheist-holiday-day


2 posted on 10/19/2012 6:08:12 AM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: Einherjar

The Fourth of July is a popular day of secular celebration. What’s wrong with that?


3 posted on 10/19/2012 6:10:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Einherjar

Whats his problem? Even if you don’t believe, you still get the holiday!


4 posted on 10/19/2012 6:11:44 AM PDT by Frankss
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To: Einherjar

Is he saying that he doesn’t want to get Christmas off from work? Probably not. He can use that day for whatever purpose he wants. There. Equality. Now, go home and stop bothering the rest of us.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 6:12:24 AM PDT by Pecos (Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
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To: Einherjar

>>The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

OK. What days do they want to celebrate the birth and resurrection of their Savior?

Silly atheists....He came for you too!


6 posted on 10/19/2012 6:17:47 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Einherjar

They have April Fool’s Day.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 6:20:48 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (really good tag line wanted here.)
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To: rightly_dividing

Psalm 14:1
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 6:22:50 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (really good tag line wanted here.)
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To: Einherjar
Seems like this would be the fastest dismissal in court history.

"No religion? No holy days. Dismissed." *gavel*
9 posted on 10/19/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Renderofveils
"No religion? No holy days. Dismissed." *gavel*

You forgot "Plaintiff will pay all court costs."

10 posted on 10/19/2012 6:27:57 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: rightly_dividing

Bada-bing—Excellent!!


11 posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:42 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: Einherjar

Labor Day


12 posted on 10/19/2012 6:37:04 AM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Einherjar

Whatever atheists decide to celebrate, it won’t be called a “holi-day” will it?

There’s always FESTIVUS!


13 posted on 10/19/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: rightly_dividing

The lawyer said,” Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists.”

The judge said, “Psalms 14:1 states, ‘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 holiday. Court is adjourned.”

You gotta love an East Texas judge who knows his scripture.
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G-d bless Texas!


14 posted on 10/19/2012 6:49:08 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Paladin2

I thought of numerous secular holidays, but I would not put Independence Day among them.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

I think the best expression for an atheist holiday, aside from April Fools’ Day, would be the muddled mess that was the old pagan May Day.

Technically, in the US, May 1st is “Loyalty Day”, and “Law Day”, though nobody calls it that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalty_Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Day

But this was done in rejection of communist “International Workers’ Day”. However, since then, May 1st could be called “Soreheads Day”, used by Mexicans to protest immigration policy; labor unions to protest anything and everything; Occupy-Obamanites, to protest capitalism and the unwillingness of others to give them free stuff.

All told, still just as inconsequential as dancing around a Maypole before dashing off into the woods for a quick copulation in honor of nebulous fertility gods.


15 posted on 10/19/2012 6:57:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Einherjar

New Years is a good secular holiday.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 6:59:16 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Einherjar

Pine Curtain..... unless your in the middle of a tree farm sure never looked like any kind of “curtain”.
Is there a Mesquite Curtain too?

This is beginning to look like some kind of liberal concerted effort conspirancy against us East Texas hayseeds. The atheists trying to shut down the Divinty Scene in Athens, Ditzy Hannah protesting “the” pipeline in Wood County, some nutty self-proclaimed “preacher” suing against In God We Trust in Wood County, now this. Guess these idiots never heard of “Don’t Mess With Texas”, so far they are batting 0.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 7:03:14 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Paladin2

Labor Day.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 7:03:29 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

May Day.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 7:12:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

You are correct. I didn’t give it much thought at first as the perp sounded like a whinny (rich enough to bring suit) b0z0.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Einherjar
Pick a religion, get a holy day.

Pick none, get double time for working Christmas.

Seems a fair trade-off.

21 posted on 10/19/2012 7:50:31 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Frankss

***Even if you don’t believe, you still get the holiday!***

Kind of like people who don’t pay taxes demanding a share of a tax rebate.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Einherjar

Since they want to be on equal footing with Christianity and Judaism, we need to get their religion out of our schools


23 posted on 10/19/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Einherjar

How about April 1?


24 posted on 10/19/2012 8:49:25 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Ol' Sox

He should’ve been held in contempt for wasting the court’s time.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 9:03:42 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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