Sunday, December 19, 2004
To You, Dear Reader :Wishing to extend appropriate seasonal or holiday greetings, but desiring not to violate any existing laws, ordinances, or implied societal policies regarding diversity and/or sensitivity, I wish to offer everyone, equally and without prejudice, the following:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all ... and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted Gregorian calendar year 2005, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures (Incan, Mayan, Hindu, and more) whose contributions to society have helped make America great (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or area of choice or any other such distinction that is mutually agreeable to be discussed), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual orientation of the wisher or wishee.
This wish is limited to the customary and usual good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greetings, whichever comes first. "Holiday" is not intended to, nor shall it be considered, limited to the usual Judeo-Christian celebrations or observances, or to such activities of any organized or ad hoc religious community, group, individual, or belief (or lack thereof).
Note: By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all. This greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. This greeting implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for the wisher her/himself or others, or responsibility for the consequences which may arise from the implementation or non-implementation of same. This greeting is void where prohibited by law or by age limitations. Not responsible for any overconsumption of beverages or food substances.
Posted by HypnoKitten at 9:07 PM