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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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51) For Domitian's self-assumed godhood, see Eutropius, fol.
This is because within Godhood there are multiple perspectives that are in constant dialogue.
By how we continue to do T'shuvah and refine it, we can teach God something vital to Godhood.
Instead he promises "true strength for America's future," which isn't incompatible with godhood but sure sounds a lot duller.
Mormons had long believed that education hastened their spiritual progression toward godhood.
My spies tell me that this offseason, Manning will continue making his case for godhood by perfecting a spinach quiche recipe, brokering a peace agreement in the Middle East, and teaching his brother to remain calm under pressure.
Had Christ succumbed to this temptation, argues the Grand Inquisitor, he would have established his godhood beyond all doubt, so that all people would have been forced to acknowledge and follow him: his claim to their obedience, founded upon miracle, would have been absolute, indisputable.
Their dream of metal godhood leads them on a quest for a magic guitar pick made from Satan's tooth.
Zeus grows to godhood and does overthrow his father.
Spencer's only claim is that he's striving for guitar godhood, that's why fans love him.
If this is done, it will also have the partial effect of causing widespread skepticism about the godhood and infallibility of the emperor, which in itself will damage the political stability of Japan,'' it said.