archive: Re: Politically Correct Greetings from The SETI League

Re: Politically Correct Greetings from The SETI League

Larry Klaes ( )
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 13:50:34 -0500

I just wish everyone a Happy Winter Solstice and leave it at that.

This way only the non-Earthers can get offended and will have to
signal us in person to let us know. :^)


At 11:24 AM 12/22/1998 -0500, Dr. H. Paul Shuch wrote:

>Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low
>stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday,
>practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of
>your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who
>choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to
>practice a religion at all;
>and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically
>uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 1999, but
>not without due respect for the calendars of choice of the other cultures
>whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to
>age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, disability, political
>affiliation or sexual orientation.
>(Disclaimer: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It
>implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes
>for him/herself or others and no responsibility for any unintended
>emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the
>holiday spirit.)
> Cheers,
> Paul
>H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D. Executive Director, The SETI League, Inc.
>433 Liberty Street, PO Box 555, Little Ferry NJ 07643 USA
>voice (201) 641-1770; fax (201) 641-1771; URL
>email work:; home:
>"We Know We're Not Alone!"