Right.....that's what I'm saying with this stamp. It's not required, and it's not entirely legal for someone to tell you that you have to say it. That constitutes a governmental endorsement of religion.
To Force. At least on the Federal level and in my state is optional and not stated in either constitution. As I said in the first one I don't know how it is in other states but for the Feds and I'm sure multiple states it is optional. It would be unnecessary and a waste of time to try to ban an optional phrase that could be added by impulse anyway. Though I will agree with you that in context it does bother me that such a saying is uttered before entering public office but hey secularism and freedom of speech.
At least one. In TN and NC you cannot be an open atheist and hold a public office. It's an unconstitutional law on the books. And we can't oppose it save for every 7 or 8 years (or something like that. don't take me for a know it all, im not)