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Constitutional FAQ Answer #133

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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.

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