April Fools Day – Atheist Day – The fool hath said … 

April Fools Day – Atheist Day – Fool hath said …  Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God … #AprilFools #AprilFoolsDay #AtheistDay

April Fools Day – Atheist Day – The fool hath said …

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. Psalm 14:1 (MyBible)

I figured this would make a good blog post for April Fools Day, which is known as National Atheist Day.How fitting for being on April Fools Day.

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.

Psalm 14:1

A fool is known as a stupid person. In this since it is known as a wicked person, as in a vile person or a senseless person. Seek Strong’s #H5036.

נָבָל nâbâl (naw-bawl’)

From root Strong’s #H5034; stupid; wicked (especially impious): – fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person. It can also be used as the word foolish. This usage occurs 18  Time in the Hebrew concordance  The King James Version.

A fool here can also be referred to as an atheist (someone who suppresses the truth of God since God does exist). In reality the atheist is just denying the truth, a form of rebelling. After all Creation is proof of a creator. (Romans 1:20) So there is no such thing as an atheist. That is why the Bible calls them a fool, because they are wicked, they don’t repent of sins and they reject Jesus Christ.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

Romans 1:20 Matthew Henry says this in his commentary about this verse.

We are sometimes tempted to think, “Surely there never was so much atheism and profaneness as there is in our days;” but we see the former days were no better; even in David’s time there were those who had arrived at such a height of impiety as to deny the very being of a God and the first and self-evident principles of religion.

Sin blinds us

Sin is what keeps us from saying that because sin blinds us from the truth. Like I mentioned above rebellion, rebellion is sin, disobeying God and denying God despite Creation is proof. No one is without excuse. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess!

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Notice David said in his heart, not his brain. Your heart is the most inner part of the body. It is the core of your body. What gets bump often spills out and comes from your heart.  The heart is where our emotions and feelings come out too.

There is no fooling around with this blog post. Just pointing out a verse about the fool in the Bible. Plus, some info about April Fools Day. This day is also known as Atheist Day too.

No fooling! Did you know that in 2018, Easter Fell on April Fools Day / Atheist Day.

April Fools’ Day has a lengthy history

What do you get when have a select group of people who didn’t get the memo that the calendar had been modified and the start of the New Year was now pushed back by three months? April Fools’ Day, that’s what. Although the tomfoolery that occurs each April 1 may not feel very old, April Fools’ Day traces its origins back several centuries.

One legend states that April Fools’ Day originated in the 1500s and has remained a day for hijinks ever since. Prior to the 1500s, the western world relied on the Julian calendar to keep track of time. According to the Julian calendar, years began on March 25. However, since March 25 fell during Holy Week, the new year festivities were pushed back to the first day of April. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed the adoption of the “Gregorian calendar,” which switched New Year’s Day from the end of March to January 1.

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Many people were informed of this change, yet those who lived in rural areas or had not heard about the calendar change continued to celebrate the arrival of the new year on April 1. These people were mocked, and some people in the know would try to confuse people into thinking that April 1 was still New Year’s Day and they were receiving a New Year’s visit. From this tradition grew the one that is observed today, with people trying to fool unsuspecting individuals with all methods of pranks and trickery.

In France, jokes may have involved placing paper fish on the backs of the gullible. These “poisson d’avril (April fish)” symbolized a young, easily caught fish, or someone who was easily pranked.

Others suggest April Fools’ Day is connected to pagan festivals celebrated during the change of seasons. On Hilaria, Romans would dress up in disguises. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day is connected to the vernal equinox, when people were fooled with unpredictable weather.

April Fools’ antics eventually spread outside of France to Britain, and then around the world. While pranks were once simplistic in nature, many are now more intricate. According to Snopes, a popular April Fools’ hoax dates back to 1957 when the BBC convinced its audience that spring would arrive early, and with it, an early spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. Video showed peasant women harvesting spaghetti from trees, now that the ravenous spaghetti weevil, which had caused havoc to past harvests, was finally defeated. The station received scores of calls asking to view the harvest or inquiring how they could get a spaghetti plant.

In 1996 in the United States, the popular fast food chain Taco Bell convinced the public that it had agreed to purchase Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and wanted to rename it the “Taco Liberty Bell.”

In 2016, the Texas state comptroller’s office announced that “redback” paper money would be reissued in the state for the first time since 1840 – and it would feature Willie Nelson’s face on the $10 bill.

April Fools’ jokes have evolved throughout the centuries. Although the exact origins cannot be accurately pinpointed, the fun ensues nevertheless.

They Bible does mention fool in it, especially in the Book of Proverbs.


First published April 1, 2016. Last republished or updated April 1, 2024.

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2 thoughts on “April Fools Day – Atheist Day – The fool hath said … 

  1. Thanks for the Info.
    There is ignorance of belief and there is knowingly being in unbelief,
    No excuse means, for all will consciously know the truth, yet each decides whether or not to believe as Father continues to reach out to us all, especially those in unbelief ignorantly

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