From Justice Clarence Thomas:
“I quite frankly don’t know how you do these hard jobs without some faith. I don’t know. Other people can come to you and explain it to you. I have no idea. I don’t know how an oath becomes meaningful unless you have faith. Because at the end you say, ‘So help me God.’ And a promise to God is different from a promise to anyone else.”
He’s right. A promise to God is different from a promise to human beings because human beings exist. And it’s a good thing no one who ever swore an oath to God ever violated that oath, isn’t it?