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I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my friends and colleagues,

but it is difficult in today's world to know exactly what to say without

offending someone. So I met with my lawyer yesterday, and on advice I wish

to say 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 summer solstice holiday

practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion 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.


I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically

uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar

year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other

cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great

(not to imply that England is necessarily greater than any other country)

and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability,

religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.


By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms :


This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely

transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no

promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her / him

or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole

discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected

within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or

until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.


Best Regards (without prejudice)


Name withheld (Privacy Act)

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Christmas has become an important holiday for even non-believers. My atheist colleagues decorate their homes and exchange gifts without even thinking of any religious meaning.


For Thais it's a time to have fun. My faculty has a Christmas tree, though I know of only 2 Thai Christians on the staff. Most primary and secondary schools in Bangkok have a Christmas party, though 99% of the students may be Buddhists.


HM the King of Thailand is designated the "defender of religions" - all religions, not just Buddhism. Even though less than 1% of Thais practice some form of Christianity, the holiday is recognised and Christians may take the day off. The same goes for Thai Muslims and their holidays.




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