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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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God Help the Child takes up classic Morrisonian themes: beauty, violence, racism, American blackness and its ghosts of personal and communal trauma, the consumption of bodies--and black women's bodies in particular--the lasting injury of rejection, the exquisite glory of desire.
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If this revolting man is the best example the Birmingham Irish ca1n lobby to commemorate then god help their threadbare standards.
God help us when Tesco ramps up its operations in the area and the science park grows still further with the provision of very few new parking spaces.
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