awh guys (gary), our constitution doesn't contain one instance of the word "god" nor do any of the amendments up until the mid 20th century. Our founding fathers were secularists who lived through the tyranny of a religious state (English Empire) and fought very hard to bring you a culture where it is an option to worship and protect the people from rulers who may use religion as a political or social weapon. Like when god told GB to invade Iraq, classic god right there. People now have a very twisted view on our founding fathers and depending on who you choose to get your news from, you're likely to believe what you want. Read the constitution, and probably the bible "again" (cuz we've all read it right!) and you might see the difference
"Article VI Section (3) of the U.S. Constitution is the only reference to religion in the original Constitution and it says “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution: but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or Public Trust under the United States."
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof: …” - First Amendment, US constitution
Christians have historically been attempting to undermine the neutral theological position of the US government for years, successfully with the addition of "under god" in the pledge of allegiance during the red scare: This is an attempt they made in the late 19th century:
“We, the people of the United States recognizing the being and attributes of Almighty God, the Divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures, the law of God as the paramount rule, and Jesus, the Messiah, the Savior and Lord of all, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
A little wordy for my taste, but hey, this comment is like 5 paragraphs long!
Anybody wanna talk Gnostic texts?