If We’re One Nation Under God, then Why Isn’t God in the Constitution?

USConstitution.net is a good site for looking up stuff in the U.S. Constitution. It also has a FAQ with some good questions and answers. Here’s one (You’ll find this one on page 7 of the FAQ. Scroll down to question #133.):

Q133. “Please tell me if there is any mention of GOD or LORD or CHRIST anywhere in the US constitution.”

A. There is no direct mention of God in the Constitution, except in the formation of the date used in the document: “Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven”. The Lord in this phrase is, of course, Christ. That is it. Religion is indirectly mentioned in the oath of office, where a person is permitted to swear or affirm, taking into account those religions where swearing was impermissible. And no religious test was allowed for any office in the United States, which is neither a direct nor indirect reference to God or Christ, but is notable nonetheless.

U.S. Constitution

Waldo? Maybe. God? No.

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