TimeLines of Liberty
Atheists' Day TimeLine
Atheists' Day is April 1st
Blasphemy Day - September 30th
Atheist Pride Day - March 20th
Darwin Day - February 12th
There is no official Atheists' Day. However, as atheists become
more and more active in promoting the faith of no god and
actively opposing traditions of faith, three or four days spring forth
as days to remember the atheists.
No God - No Hope!
Atheism is the belief that there is no god. When actively
practiced, atheism promotes that God does not exist. To promote
one's belief is the primary tenant of most religions. Atheism
has inherent tenants. The first is, "God does not exist." The
second is to promote and convince others of the first tenant.
Atheism is a religion. Since God cannot be disproved, faith is
required in the belief that God does not exist. The atheist is
without hope. The atheist hopes there is no God; for when upon
death he finds himself wrong having denied God, only Hell
Holidays are usually set to dates that are suggested by
historical events or traditions. The atheist movement has little
to draw upon. The religions; orthodox, pagan, or other; have
traditions that have suggested the holidays they have spawned.
If you take the Atheist as a tradition you would need to look
for specific traditions or events. Only in the atheistic
Religion of Evolution can you find such events. One might use
the birthday of Charles Darwin, 'Darwin Day,' but since Darwin himself held
only belief in his theory, hoping for proof later, the use of
his birthday would only make obvious to the public the frailty
of the theory. Also, not all evolutionists are atheists.
But then there are other sources outside the sphere of
"atheists" that would suggest a holiday for the atheist.
One might be found in the Koran, although not of their approval. In the Koran the infidel
(unbeliever) is to be killed, suggesting the death of atheists to
be celebrated. Since that has not happened within America, no date is
suggested. In the Jewish and Christian scriptures a current
traditional holiday is suggested. "The fool says, within his
heart, there is no God. ..." Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1. Those
inadvertently point to April Fools' Day or All Fool's Day on April 1st.
was born on February 12, 1809
A Darwin Festival began at Salem
College in Massachussets began in 1980 and is held for four days
over the weekend closest to Darwin's Birthday, February 12th.
A story showed up on a humor
mailing list in 2002 as a joke to be later collected in an email
in June 2003, by Snopes.com. The story purported a Florida Judge
declared April 1st as a day for Atheists to celebrate. - No
record of such a court case has been found by Snopes or by
An atheist can show pride in their disbelief on March 20, the
Atheist Pride Day. The purpose is to encourage others to
proclaim their faith of disbelief and to promote secular values.
Atheist Pride Day goes back to at least 2005.
began to be celebrated in 2009 by various groups of the
has come to be (although little known) Blasphemy Day.
International Blasphemy day was first observed on September
30th, 2009. Art exhibits with subjects of religiouous blasphemy
were displayed. However antagonism against religion displays
hate, celebrationg man's depravity rather than to celebrate
atheism. Also, not all blasphemers are atheists.
Blasphemy Day is observed on
September 30th, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of a
Danish newspaper's publication of controversial cartoons about
A movement on Facebook has tried to make April 26th as Atheist
California U.S. Representative
Fortney Pete Stark proposed House Resolution 81 to designate
February 12, as Darwin Day. The bill was referred to the House
subcommittee where it failed to evolve further.
It is interesting to note that when the atheist is aware that
death or injury is impending, he/she will often call out to "God"
for help. Atheism is the faith there is no god. Atheism is a
faith that offers no comfort, no direction and no morality to
provide responsibility to fellow man.
One atheist group's mission Statement has, "... building a
positive atheist community that actively promotes secular values
..." Secular Values? All good 'values' have derived from
religion leaving the only true 'secular value' to be 'no
values'. All other 'secular values' have been derived from
The atheist owes much to the man of faith. Civilizations were
built upon the morality provided by religions. The atheist
benefits from the religious values within the civilization in
which he or she lives. Without morality you have anarchy.
The promotion of Atheism is a fool's errand.
Celebrate the fool's religion of atheism - Atheists' Day,
Celebrate by blaspheming other religions - Blesphemy Day,
Celebrate Pride in your faith of disbelief - Atheist Pride
Day, March 30th
Celebrate the faith of evolution - Darwin Day, February 12th
Other Days devolving within the atheist
Atheist Pride/Freedom from Religion Day - February 12th
(Overshadowed by Darwin Day)
Everybody Draw Mohammed Day - May 20th
(Protest against Muslim Voilence against artists drawing
National Day of Reason - first Thursday in May
(Set against in reply to the National Day of Prayer)
LGBT Pride Day - June 28th
(Celebrating the struggle of lesbian, gay, by-sexual,
transgendered and atheist people for equal rights.)
© Copyright 2010, 2011
Roger W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com
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