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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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Their role as godparents is to help you guide and raise the child.
I would have to say that we tried to choose at least one 'solid' godparent for each of our kids," she said, "meaning that the child would have at least one faithful, Catholic godparent that we were certain would remain a part of our child's life and would be there for our child in the event that we could not be, as morbid as it sounds.
In this essay, I use the terms godparent and sponsor interchangeably.
The Anglican church suggests there should be at least three godparents - two the same sex as the child and one of the opposite sex.
Prince William has picked his former university friend Fergus Boyd, whereas Duchess Kate has chosen school friend Emilia d'Erlanger, to be Prince George's godparents, the Mirror reported.
The couple has not followed the royal protocol of asking their children's uncles to be the godparents of their kids, which supposedly entitled Prince Harry to be the godfather of their children.
Washington, July 29 ( ANI ): Speculations are rife that Prince Harry and Kate Middleton's sister Pippa Middleton are likely to be given the role of Prince George Alexander Loius' godparents.
GERI HALLIWELL: Daughter has George Michael as a Godparent
Our youngest is very fortunate to have the head of the house as his godparent.
It is possible Beatrice or Eugenie might be a godparent to the new baby," Richard Fitzwilliams told (http://www.
Godparents, of course, are a big deal, especially when you're talking about being a godparent to the future king or queen of England.
The revelation has raised questions about what kind of role a godparent plays in a 21st-century, post-religious world.