Fri, 28 Mar 2003 03:15:29 GMT

The House passed a resolution Thursday calling for a national day of humility, prayer and fasting in a time of war and terrorism….Under the resolution, President Bush would issue a proclamation designating a specific day as a day of “humility, prayer and fasting.” …A similar resolution approved on March 17 said it was the sense of the Senate that that day should be a national day of prayer and fasting.

I was surprised about this, considering I thought this kind of declaration of a religion-related holiday was a no-no.Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. U.S. Constitution, 1st Ammendment.

 I guess I was wrong. This isn’t establishing a religion. It is just asking everyone to have one. Better make sure yours is the right one.