Originally Posted by kazbates
For those who wonder how references to God can be included in much of our American government, the founding fathers were predominently believers whose families came to this country to worship freely in whatever way they chose. When our constitution was written, there was some discussion whether or not to include a reference to God. They chose to include it based on the fact that the majority of people in the colonies were believers.
Many of the current references to God in American culture ("God" in money, reference in the pledge of allegiance) came as a response to Communism in the early Cold War era.
Also, the Constitution makes no mention or reference to God whatsoever.