The United States Constitution begins with its Preamble:
We the People
of the United States
in order to form a more perfect Union,
insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
do ordain and establish this
Constitution of the United States of America.
I cannot think of a better way to start a Humanist (man-centered) Constitution:
1) We the People of the United States is the sole subject,
2) No ideology (Communism, Socialism…),
3) No nationalism (the Fatherland, the Motherland…),
4) No God,
5) No Jesus Christ,
6) No Higher Power.
In addition, there is no mention of ideology, nationalism, God, Jesus Christ, or a Higher Power in the entire U.S. Constitution except when Jesus is referred to in the date: in the year of our Lord.
If you search the U.S. Constitution for In God We Trust or One Nation Under God, you will not find it. Those two phrases are recent additions to our nation’s history. In God We Trust has been stamped on coins since the Civil War, but it did not become our official national motto until 1956. One Nation Under God was inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance in the 1950’s to offset Communism.
You won’t find endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights in the U.S. Constitution either. That phrase is in the Declaration of Independence, written years before the United States existed. In the name of God, by the grace of God, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and in the presence of God was written in the Mayflower Compact in 1620, and we’ve been living off that blessing until 2020, four hundred years.
In other words, there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution which identifies the United States as a Godly nation or a Christian one. This may not sit well with many Christians, because regardless of the Constitution, we’ve been led to believe the United States is under God and a Christian nation.
The reasoning behind this is: Because the founding fathers were Christian, they intended to create a Christian nation (implied by their letters, warnings, and Godly statements), and because they intended to create a Christian nation, they therefore did create a Christian nation.
I think it’s safe to say, if the founders really wanted to create a Christian nation, they would have written a Preamble that acknowledged God, His Sovereignty, and the LORD Jesus Christ over We the People. Nothing could have been simpler. All the States then and now acknowledge God, the founders’ communications acknowledged God, the Mayflower Compact acknowledged God. I repeat, nothing could have been simpler.
Another argument for the United States being a Christian nation is its population. Because there is, and always has been, a large Christian population in the United States, it is therefore a Christian nation. That sounds good; and if it was true, it would be awesome, but nations—unlike demographics and crusades—are defined by their Constitutions, not their populations.
If we really want to be a Christian nation, let’s use our We the People powers to change our humanist U.S. Constitution to a Christian Constitution. With Jesus Christ at the top of our Constitution, we would have every legal right to keep the Bible, Jesus Christ, and the Ten Commandments in all public offices, schools, events, etc. Yes, even in Christmas.