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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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That Lewis believed literary representation was better than raw experience at providing this Godward initiation is suggested not only by his own expressed suspicion of the moral value, at least to the apologist, of Christian apologetics, but by a passage near the close of The Last Battle.
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Must not the Soul then work eternally inwards, Godward, or Hell-ward--will it not all be Habit?" (Notebooks 1:1421, original emphases).
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"Lugubrious Lover Laid Bare," a large table-like sculpture by Bushwick bad boy Ben Godward, marshals space in the front gallery like a demanding prima donna.
"To banish it," he said, "is to banish the only adequate agent for a full and rounded development of human souls." (56) This use of Christianity to complete the education of the individual was part of "universal education." It made no sense to Gregory to educate every child if society did not also develop his or her character "Godward." He saw Christianity as uniquely suited to that end.