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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

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But, while it's easy to like God Help The Girl, it proves rather hard to love.
God help them, they might even have to put up with this shouty woman for the next four years.
As for Moira Stuart (her of the stiff upper lip) I find her difficult to understand as she never opens her mouth properly, God help anyone hard of hearing when listening to her deliver the news.
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And also the person to whom I am married, or to whom I was married 11 minutes ago, is a mysterious changeable country whom I try to simply savor and appreciate rather than attempt to understand or, God help us all, predict in any way, shape, or form whatsoever, such predilection to prediction being the surest road to muttering at the bus stop.
You look into the eyes of the children crying from the pain of not having eaten, and if that does not make us stop and think about those poor children and what they are suffering, then God help us.
In an age when fiction fairly skips across the page--or, God help us, the computer screen--it is a blessing, albeit a mixed one, to encounter a novel so rich and complex and dense as Frederic Raphael's A Double Life.
God help his wife, mother, girlfriend or boyfriend.
And if cowboy Bush is so callous towards US citizens in his Mississippi backyard, God help Iraqis and all the others he vows to bomb into freedom.
REGARDING all the comments about two-minute silences for London bomb victims (don't get me wrong, I do sympathise), God help us if we had silences for every death in Africa.
If anybody attacks Bobby, God help them,' said Mrs Atkins.