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Is the Constitution based on the Bible and the 10 Commandments?

In our discussions with accommodationists we have often encountered the claim that the Constitution is based on Christianity and the 10 Commandments. Most of the time this claim has been asserted to us without evidence, but when arguments are presented they typically boil down to the following: (1) the Constitution embodies Christian thought and morality, (2) the "Sundays excepted" clause of Article I, section 7 establishes the Christian Sabbath, and (3) the Constitution is dated "in the Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven." In fact, none of these arguments comes close to proving a Christian background for the Constitution.

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