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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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Another fact had me on the back foot: I had already lost a fiver to my godson, Andrew Balding, the real trainer these days, when Swans chucked it away at the end of the first match against the Saints last autumn in the Liberty stadium.
Tummy WORK IT: "Incorporating 40-60 sit-ups will make a huge difference to your shape," Godson says.
Dr Godson said efforts to improve the picture were being developed.
It had grand ambitions: to sink new wells and build new pump rooms and boldly go (underground) where only Septimus Godson had gone before.
For his bioSUB project, biologist Lloyd Godson wanted to learn what it would take to live inside a sealed-off environment.
Godson is to report to Ian Hazelton, chief executive of Babson Capital Europe.
Apart from the BSc he earned in agronomy from the University of Abia State, Godson holds several academic degrees including a Masters in Human Resource Management and Development, and another one in International Relations.
So, instead of forking out on flights to the Arctic Circle, I took my godson Ben, six, on a day trip to Lapland UK in Kent.
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Poland's first black lawmaker, John Godson, said that the colour of his skin has helped him get ahead in his overwhelmingly white adopted country and he now wants to promote contacts between Poles and Africa.
Theo Wharton, the son of former Cwmbran Town manager Sean and godson of ex-Cardiff City player Nathan Blake, is also among the 16 players who travelled.