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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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A miracle is exactly what happened when on 14 December last year, John Abraham Godson, the Nigerian-born, now Polish citizen, was sworn in as the first black member of the Polish parliament.
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The volume includes pieces by Lewis' godson, Lawrence Harwood, a transcript of an interview with Owen Barfield, who played an important role in Lewis' shift from atheism to Christianity, and a previously unpublished sketch of Lewis by Mary Shelley Neylan.
sharing the stories of worship from the World Council of Churches Assembly with groups of people back home, welcoming a new parishioner into the church, holding my godson .
She even took in and eventually adopted a godson, whom she still visits at least once a year in the Philippines.
Within a year Godson had opened a small bath-house, laid out walks and begun to make a small profit.
According to the BBC, the correspondence was sent to Eliot's godson Tom Faber, son of his publisher Geoffrey, and sold at auction for GBP45,600, with letters to Geoffrey's wife Enid Faber selling for GBP55,000 at Bonhams, London.
Our friends Katherine and Chuck, the parents of my godson Michael and goddaughter Kate, were our witnesses as we became the first gay couple in history to marry in a United Church of Canada.
For four years, recently ankled Nine Network CEO David Gyngell, allowed everyone to think he is the godson of Nine Network majority owner Kerry Packer.
Her godson, with the help of her editor, prepared the story for publication, and thus we have another excellent historical novel from this acclaimed British writer.