The idea that there are natural or God-given rights to speech, assembly, worship, and the vote simply did not exist before then.
All too often, worship is kept out of the office, so lead employees in a passionate song praising His guidance and light.
Because Americans worship—we just flat-out love—larger-than-life criminals.
“Much of our culture and philosophy came from a worship of those beings,” he reflects.
These Beck admirers do more than worship the man; they obey his every pronouncement.
Nay, no great business; 'tis but only that your worship's father's dead.
I only told your worship where a good son and a good master might be had.
Old M. Please your worship, with submission, I can say nothing but what I said before.
There was even a sort of worship in the bright eyes that looked at the new leader.
But they care nothing for the worship of God when they do come.
Old English worðscip, wurðscip (Anglian), weorðscipe (West Saxon) "condition of being worthy, honor, renown," from weorð "worthy" (see worth) + -scipe (see -ship). Sense of "reverence paid to a supernatural or divine being" is first recorded c.1300. The original sense is preserved in the title worshipful (c.1300).
c.1200, from worship (n.). Related: Worshipped; worshipping.
homage rendered to God which it is sinful (idolatry) to render to any created being (Ex. 34:14; Isa. 2:8). Such worship was refused by Peter (Acts 10:25,26) and by an angel (Rev. 22:8,9).