Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 11 of George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition.:
... introduced by the proviso, that whatsoever person shall blaspheme God, or shall deny or reproach the Holy Trinity, or any of the three persons thereof, shall be punished with death. No where in the United States is religious opinion now deemed a proper subject for penal enactments.
The only fit punishment for error is refutation.
God needs no avenger in man. The fool-hardy levity of shallow infidelity pr...
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