A list of all possible religious connotations in the US Constitution

August 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm (Uncategorized)

The following is the most complete list of religious connotations I could find while reading the US Constitution:

  • Article IV, Section 1 does not talk about religion at all, despite the word “faith”. Instead, it talks about respecting the “public acts, records, and judicial proceedings” of other states.
  • Article VI specifies that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” This is just specifying that religion is not a requirement. This in no way applauds religious values.
  • In the signatures, the text is:
  • 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 and of the Independance (sic) of the United States of America the Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.

    The use of “in the year of our Lord” was just how they use to note AD. It is not a religious use of the word “Lord”.


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