From Justice Clarence Thomas:
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?
“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.”