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Blasphemy vs. Sacrilege

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Blasphemynoun

irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable

‘That imam said that drawing the prophet Muhammad is a form of blasphemy.’;

Sacrilegenoun

Desecration, profanation, misuse or violation of something regarded as sacred.

Blasphemynoun

the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities

Sacrilegenoun

The sin or crime of violating or profaning sacred things; the alienating to laymen, or to common purposes, what has been appropriated or consecrated to religious persons or uses.

‘And the hid treasures in her sacred tombWith sacrilege to dig.’; ‘Families raised upon the ruins of churches, and enriched with the spoils of sacrilege.’;

Blasphemynoun

(by extension) the act of disregarding a convention

Sacrilegenoun

blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;

‘desecration of the Holy Sabbath’;

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Blasphemynoun

An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.

Sacrilegenoun

violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred

‘putting ecclesiastical vestments to secular use was considered sacrilege’;

Blasphemynoun

Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification.

‘Punished for his blasphemy against learning.’;

Blasphemynoun

blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)

Blasphemynoun

blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;

‘desecration of the Holy Sabbath’;

Blasphemy

Blasphemy is an insult that shows contempt, disrespect or lack of reverence concerning a deity, a sacred object or something considered inviolable.Some religions consider blasphemy to be a religious crime. As of 2012, anti-blasphemy laws existed in 32 countries, while 87 nations had hate speech laws that covered defamation of religion and public expression of hate against a religious group.

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