I have really been conflicted about how I feel about all this. On one hand, Lee and Dan should obvioulsy be afforded the freedom to practice their religeon. On the other hand, their team mates deserve to have them particpating as much as the rest of the team -- especially since this is a competition.
I think I have decided that if religeon is such a big deal to Lee and Dan, they should not have committed to a process that would interfere with their holidays. Notice the word committment in that sentence. If they are hampered, for whatever reason, from giving 100 percent for the entire time, then do something else.