About Atheist Day
When is Atheist Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 1
Every religion around the world, from the smallest to the largest, has its share of special or holy days. Well, what about Atheists? Is there a holy day for them to celebrate….no religion? Why, that is today, Atheist Day! The date for this April 1 holiday was dictated by a court in Florida. Read on…..
Some people are religious. Other people are spiritual, but not religious. This doesn’t make them an atheist. By definition, an atheist is a person who does not believe in a supreme being. They deny the existence of God, any God.
Did You know? There are almost 8 billion people on the planet. There are about 142 million Atheists. It is estimated that 4% of the U.S. population is atheist.
The origin of Atheist Day did not arise in a normal way, with interested individuals or groups. Rather, it evolved from an internet hoax. This one was a lulu that took on a life of its own. It is the premier example of fake news.
In 2003, an internet post was made, stating that a Florida man sought the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in an effort to get the courts to make a non-religion holiday for atheists. The judge ruled that April 1st (April Fool’s Day) is to be their unholy holiday. And, Voila, Atheist Day was born.
While this may have begun as a spoof, it seems only right that atheists have their own day. After all, doesn’t “Freedom of Religion” also mean “Freedom from Religion”?
How to Participate in Atheist Day
Here are a few ideas how to celebrate this holiday:
- If you are an atheist, this is your special day to do as you see fit.
- Their spiritual message is that there is no god. Atheists can celebrate this belief today.
- While Atheism may appear to be controversial, it wouldn’t hurt to spend a little time understanding Atheism. We are not suggesting, you become an Atheist. That’s entirely your decision. However, it won’t hurt to learn about it.
- If you meet an atheist, give them respect today and every day.
“The less you talk, the more you are listened to.” – – Abigail Van Buren
History and Origin of Atheist Day
It’s amazing how a holiday or special day can emerge for almost any reason. We know this special day originated from an internet hoax.
Note: We discovered some references to this day or atheist-related days on other dates. An occasional reference suggested National Atheist Day was on March 23rd and began in 2019. There was also an occasional reference to “Ask an Atheist Day, with little content or description.
Did You Know? Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
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