Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for a religious deity or the irreverence towards religious or holy persons or things. Some countries have laws to punish blasphemy, while others have laws to give recourse to those who are offended by blasphemy. Those laws may discourage blasphemy as a matter of blasphemous libel, vilification of religion, religious insult, or hate speech.

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Charles Lee Smith
... Smith was the last documented person to be convicted for blasphemy in the United States ... with violating the city ordinance against blasphemy ... Upon his release he immediately resumed his atheist activities, was again charged with blasphemy, and this time convicted ...
Blasphemy - Colloquial Usage
... Blasphemy has been used to mean "irreverence" in a non-religious context ... Sir Francis Bacon uses "blasphemy" in this way in Advancement of Learning, where he speaks of "blasphemy against teaching" ... Blasphemy" may be used as a substitute for "profanity" or "cursing" as it is used in this sentence "With much hammering and blasphemy, the locomotive's ...
Cyderdelic - Blasphemy
... Cyderdelic was at the centre of a complaint of blasphemy after a viewer felt that a scene in the first series show 'Environmental' mocked the Crucifixion ... value." It should also be noted that blasphemy remains a criminal offence in England and Wales ...
Blasphemy (disambiguation)
... Blasphemy is the disrespectful use of the name of one or more gods ... Blasphemy may also refer to Blasphemy (band), a black metal band Blasphemy (album), an album by Latvian black metal band Dark Domination Blasphemy (novel), a 2008 techno-thriller novel ... "Sweet Blasphemy," a Black Veil Brides song from their debut album We Stitch These Wounds ...
Criminal Justice And Immigration Act 2008 - Specific Provisions - Offences - Blasphemy
... Section 79 abolished the common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel in England and Wales ...

Famous quotes containing the word blasphemy:

    All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
    Bible: New Testament Matthew 12:31.

    And it seems to me a blasphemy to say that the Holy Spirit is Love. In the Old Testament it is an Eagle: in the New it is a Dove. Christ insists on the Dove: but in His supreme moments He includes the Eagle.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Long as I have lived, and many blasphemers as I have heard and seen, I have never yet heard or witnessed any direct and conscious blasphemy or irreverence; but of indirect and habitual, enough. Where is the man who is guilty of direct and personal insolence to Him that made him?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)