Blasphemies



impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.
Judaism.

an act of cursing or reviling God.
pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) in the original, now forbidden manner instead of using a substitute pronunciation such as Adonai.

Theology. the crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God.
irreverent behavior toward anything held sacred, priceless, etc.:
He uttered blasphemies against life itself.
Historical Examples

A Woman of Thirty Honore de Balzac
A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
Penguin Island Anatole France
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine
The Arian Controversy H. M. Gwatkin
Epistle Sermons, Vol. II Martin Luther
Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4) Jules Bonnet
Salom Oscar Wilde
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, June 2, 1920 Various
The Eighteen Christian Centuries James White

noun (pl) -mies
blasphemous behaviour or language
(law) Also called blasphemous libel. the crime committed if a person insults, offends, or vilifies the deity, Christ, or the Christian religion
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