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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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Could it be that some do not believe that there is a Divine Creator who's responsible for all skin colors in accord with His color scheme?
Finally, the author asserts that the brain's disorganized design and distinct evolutionary features are evidence against a divine creator of human beings.
Although I should imagine The Reaping's run will be pretty short - a week tops, playing out to an empty cinema and a suicidal Divine Creator.
For Dawkins all attempts to posit a divine Creator lead to the question of who or what created "him," and so on, in an infinite regression.
He cites a managalacarana written by Bhatta Nayaka which is indicative of Abhinavagupta's attitude towards the world as the creation of the divine creator. It says I bow to Siva--the poet--the creator of three worlds who from moment to moment creates the world theatre for the connoisseurs
This leads to a discussion of the circulatory system, then to the artist-creator as a parallel to the divine creator, then to the five creation "models" based in classical or biblical texts.
The great religions of the world are united in their view that we humans are more than merely a body or bundle of matter; we have a nonmaterial aspect which points directly to the traditional concept that reality includes a metaphysical realm, and that the source of it all is the Divine Creator of the cosmos.
Their presupposition is that evolutionary theory is antithetical to a belief in the existence of a supreme being and to religion in general." In the trial, the judge continued, the scientific experts who testified against ID said "that the theory of evolution represents good science, is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community, and that it in no way conflicts with, nor does it deny, the existence of a divine creator."
One informant said that he owed everything to the Divine Creator and to his mother and father--he owed nothing to anybody else.
'Nam Japo' - remember the Divine Creator with each breath, bringing a spiritual dimension to all that you do; 2.
Exercises to determine one's unique gifts carry the comment, "Trust the Divine Creator. You were born and blessed with the inherent talent necessary to complete your mission.
Interestingly enough, ancient tales of catastrophic glaciation followed by renewal are a fixture of several northern cultures and reflect a universal creation motif where a divine creator, disgusted with early humanity, decides to wipe the slate clean (Leeming and Leeming, 1994).