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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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One of my goddaughters says, "The responsibility of a godparent is to guide the godchild to the right decisions.
STRONG PERSON: James Mahon, pictured holding niece and goddaughter Isabelle Swales, has lost his seven-year battle for life just a few weeks after Isabelle, known as Belle, inset, died aged only 16 months
PHOTO : Lionel's goddaughter, Pat McMurray, was a wide-eyed young lady on her way to watch Mayor
She also leaves several nieces and nephews, including her goddaughter, Cassandra Olivencia.
His 16-year-old goddaughter, Jessica Robson, who lives in Cramlington, was getting ready to emigrate with her parents and sister when doctors discovered a tumour in her right thigh.
The biggest cheer was reserved for Amy Winehouse's 15-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, who was greeted by rapturous applause after she chose to go on stage despite hearing of the singer had died just hours before.
MY husband and I, together with our goddaughter and godson, took the opportunity to get sponsorship to take part in the first walk of the Anglesey Walking Festival, where you are able to choose your own charity.
She has vowed to transform herself into a music mogul for the sake of her 13-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, who has become her first signing.
Working undercover as a cab driver, Terry is caught up in an international kidnap plot involving an officer's goddaughter.
Bridgend-born Olympic marathon runner Jon Brown was 14th in 30:32, while road-running legend Steve Jones came to Wales from his home in Boulder, Colorado, to start the race and run with his 16-year-old goddaughter Shelley Brace.
Her daughter Lizzie was one of the three bridesmaids, alongside Martyn's neice Laura, and his goddaughter Francesca.
Surrounded by former dancers, friends and a bright-eyed two-and-a-half-year-old goddaughter, she regales them with stories, songs and warm-hearted joking.