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Florida Agents or Brokers: Did this happen?

I laughed when I read this.  Sounds like someone in the courts is still a little conservative.  Even if it isn't a true case, I thought it might cause a few more smiles.

A Florida judge has set a holiday for atheists.  Here is what happened.

An atheist created a case against the 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 the holidays are unfair because atheists had no such recognized days.

The case got into court and 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 have such a day. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer replied, "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!" 

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Comments

From a past Mortgage Broker in Fl

I did not read the article/paper but it certainly sounds like the #*# you would hear about in Fl. I just don't know why a lawyer would have taken this on and the judge certainly handled it properly!

Posted by Janet Lyness (First Mortgage Lenders) about 11 years ago

I don't know if it is fact or fiction but I love it!

Posted by Lois Castleberry (RE/MAX Affiliates) about 11 years ago

Heath..I still intend to keep my office Open April 1st, but in lieu, of the court decision will observe this day in the frame work it was intended to be ..watch out ..Fools.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) about 11 years ago

God bless that judge.

I didn't like where that story was going.

I am still bewildered as to why atheists are so adamant about erasing God from our society.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie about 11 years ago

Heath,

This is a very interesting story.  I am finding it hard to believe this could be true and that such a case would make it to the courts but I like the twisted ending.

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR about 11 years ago

Hi Heath - that's a great read, and if only it really were true.... April Fool's Day - I'll be looking at that day differently from now on!

Thanks for the chuckle!
Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 11 years ago

False.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/atheist.asp

Posted by Brent Rasmussen about 11 years ago

Thanx, Brent.  I thought it would be on one of those sites, but I still like the story.

Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) about 11 years ago

Heath  Very good and on point.  I'm glad that CA fool keeps getting shot down every time he protests to the Supreme Court

Posted by Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices (Administrative Manager) about 11 years ago

Hi Heath, thanks for the chuckle!  I would have not known to look this up in scripture.

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate about 11 years ago

LOL.  I have told this to many people since this post who laugh, too.

Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) about 11 years ago

Heath - This is a very funny story at a good time.  Thanks for posting, as I needed a good laugh.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) about 11 years ago

I believe in a good laugh!

Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) about 11 years ago

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