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Word: blasphemy

Definition: irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege

Sentences Containing 'blasphemy'

71), that Diodore and Theodore were the parents of the blasphemy of Nestorius; to Proclus (Ep.
According to one, the altar received its name because Pereyns, while in jail accused of blasphemy, painted a beautiful image of the Virgin Mary, whereby he earned forgiveness.
Accused of blasphemy, he was brought before the courts.
All that remains as a law against blasphemy is a prohibition against the registration of a ship which has a blasphemous name.
Although he did not win acquittal, his vigorous defense is considered to have discredited blasphemy laws and few other prosecutions followed.
An Adultery Act of May 1650 imposed the death penalty for incest and adultery and three months imprisonment for fornication; the Blasphemy Act of August 1650 was aimed at curbing extreme religious "enthusiasm".
He also defended a New Jersey man charged with blasphemy.
He said, "I could tell you much more about this; but were I to tell you the whole truth, blasphemy would be nothing to it, in the estimation of the superstitious and overrighteous mankind...
His critics claim many instances on which the prophecies were not fulfilled, often citing biased anti-Ahmadi literature written by proponents of blasphemy laws (as opposed to published literature).
His play, "Blasphemy", is about the 1697 prosecution and execution of Thomas Aikenhead for blasphemy.
Hush, sir; utter not such blasphemy; trust me I am advising you now to act as a sensible man should; only read them, and you will see the pleasure you will derive from them.
In 1991, the Australian Law Reform Commission proposed the removal of all references to blasphemy in federal legislation.
In short, it is a nursery for thieves and villains; modest women are every day insulted by them and their strumpets; and such children who run about the streets, or those servants who go on errands, do but too frequently bring home some scraps of their beastly profane wit; insomuch, that the conversation of our lower rank of people runs only upon bawdy and blasphemy, notwithstanding our societies for reformation, and our laws in force against profaneness; for this lazy life gets them many proselytes, their numbers daily increasing from runaway apprentices and footboys, insomuch that it is a very hard matter for a gentleman to get him a servant, or for a tradesman to find an apprentice.
In the New Testament, in the Book of Revelation, the Antichrist appears as a red monster, ridden by a woman dressed in scarlet, known as the Whore of Babylon: "So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Islam-affiliated parties held large demonstrations on 6 April 2013, with protesters demanding a new blasphemy law with a penalty of death.
It concerns the life of Christopher Marlowe and the mystery surrounding his untimely death during a brawl in Deptford, set against a backdrop of a politically and religiously divided England where the state and its spies watch those who may be accused of sedition, treason and blasphemy.
It is unknown whether blasphemy is a crime in South Australia where it might yet exist under common law.
It is unknown whether blasphemy is a crime in the Northern Territory where it might yet exist under common law.
It is unknown whether blasphemy is a crime in Victoria where it might yet exist under common law.
Many nonviolent capital offences, such as homosexuality or blasphemy, are at least partially derived from a strict interpretation of select Quranic verses.
Noting that blasphemy laws covered "hurting religious sentiment," the government charged four bloggers of eleven it identified as posting anti-Muslim material. It said the law could be applied to "Amar Desh" and "Daily Sangram" for inaccurate December 2012 articles purportedly representing imams in Saudi Arabia.
On 3 May 2012, Nessma TV owner Nabil Karoui and two others were convicted of "blasphemy" and "disturbing public order".
On April 6, 2005, el-Akkad was arrested by the State Security Intelligence (SSI) on suspicion of blasphemy against Islam.
Prynne denounced these tracts to the parliament as the quintessence of scurrility and blasphemy, and demanded the punishment of the writer, whom he supposed to be Henry Robinson.
Queensland's Criminal Code Act of 1899 abolished blasphemy by repealing the Blasphemy Act of 1697.
Severin's post-Banshees output was the "Visions of Ecstasy" soundtrack created for the Nigel Wingrove short film interpretation of the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila. This 1989 sensual fantasy film remains unreleased, as it has been refused a certificate on the grounds of blasphemy - the only film so banned by The British Board of Film Classification.
She’s the one singing, ‘can’t really make you love me.’" About the title; "The title came because I wanted to call it — I couldn't call it "On the Run," because Soxx wanted to use that on his record and I couldn't call it "I Can't Make You Love Me," because there's a Bonnie Raitt song called that and everyone thought it was like blasphemy for me to call it that.
Some interpreters have suggested a homoerotic interpretation of Christ's relationship with the Beloved Disciple, although the majority of mainstream Biblical scholars argue against any hard scriptural evidence to this effect. That the relationship was interpreted as a physical erotic relationship as early as the 16th century (albeit in a heretical context) is documented, for example, in the trial for blasphemy of Christopher Marlowe accused of claiming that "St.
Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
The Act refers to blasphemous libel but leaves the definition of blasphemy to the common law.
The Commonwealth does not recognize blasphemy as an offence.
The Criminal Code Compilation Act of 1913 abolished blasphemy by repealing the Blasphemy Act of 1697.
The Crown has not prosecuted anyone for blasphemy since 1919.
The French foreign ministry has expressed concern over his arrest, stating, "France is concerned by the risks of damage to fundamental freedoms and in particular the freedom of expression, contained in the 'crime of blasphemy.'" In the "Wall Street Journal", columnist Bret Stephens wrote that "if Palestinians cannot abide a single free-thinker in their midst, they cannot be free in any meaningful sense of the word. And if the U.S. can't speak up on his behalf, then neither, in the long run, can we."
The MCC stated that Elmasry accused the group of blasphemy, a crime that carries the death sentence in several Islamic countries.
The piety of the London Jews was such that they had to use an (unplayable) cardboard ram's horn so as to avoid blasphemy.
These include idolatry, blasphemy, or denial of God's existence.
This, at the time I write, has been proved, I believe, to be the case; but, as it would have been flat blasphemy against the system to have hinted such a doubt then, I looked out for the penitence as diligently as I could.
Thus would the streets be cleared night and day of these vermin; nor would oaths, skirmishes, blasphemy, obscene talk, or other wicked examples, be so public and frequent.
Trottier speaks frequently in defense of freedom of speech and helped launch the Campaign for Free Expression and its now annual Blasphemy Rights Day, which was covered by "USA Today".

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