This tendency to God-talk is one of the many things that we find disturbing about American politicians.
Those of us who live in the rest of the world know that there are three types of people who regularly talk about God.
First, traditional Muslims. They do it unthinkingly. It’s built into their language.
Second, professional clergymen. It is a requirement of their job. They try to avoid it whenever possible, and look suitably embarrassed when they do have to mention God.
Third, total, and usually homicidal, lunatics.
And we know that most American politicians are neither traditional Muslims nor professional clergymen.