Some people maintain that somehow the inspiration of God didn’t stop with the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. The way some Christians treat the US Constitution I am of the opinion that some have put the Constitution at the divinely inspired level even infallible. I am afraid that even though I am currently engaged in how the bible could be inspired and handle all the problems even with that, the problem of the Constitution being divinely inspired is by far even a bigger quagmire. There are a couple of things that stand against this idea.
1. Not all the authors of the Constitution were people of faith. In fact probably most of them were suspicious of religion in general and that is why in it you get some of the things like that there shall be no litmus test of a religious nature for public office. Like I mentioned before the founders were more of the belief that religion should be completely out of politics than anything else. The founders were primarily products of The Enlightenment and so in a sense the Constitution is inspired in the area of reason and common sense.
2. If it was infallible, why the heck did it need so many revisions? In two years there were ten amendments added which we now call the Bill of Rights. Since then, seventeen amendments have been added including two that repeal previous amendments. This sound more like the process of human learning, reason and opinion changing over time that something infallible.
I know why a lot of people want this to be so because then they can uphold the Constitution as something that should not be changed, perfect or upholds religious freedom. Truth be told it is more the product of an incredible group of men who applied their reason and experience to finding a better understanding of government and society. I think they did the best job to date but there is nothing divine about in the same sense that we Christians would look at the Bible.
An I saying God was not involved? No. My issue is that we cannot equate how involved God was with the Bible to the Constitution. I am not saying the Constitution wasn’t an inspired piece of work either, I am simply saying there is more of Enlightenment influenced philosophy inspiration that divine.