“The interrogator was making fun of religion and trying to get me to blaspheme and so on, to give up on God,” she recalled.
And didn't we fight for centuries to win the right to blaspheme, and to do so freely?
French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy has been a staunch defender of the right to offend and blaspheme--when it comes to Islam.
Her new single, “Pieta,” is something you can worship and blaspheme at the same time.
blaspheme not, my son; think upon the blessed Virgin; think on him who forgave the dying thief.
It was useless for him to shout, pray, weep, and blaspheme; no one heard him.
"blaspheme not, Sorceress," shouted the old man; and the evidence commenced.
To doubt your existence is the only resource left open to us if we are not to blaspheme you!
We read of some who "blaspheme the God of heaven" because of their sufferings.
Therefore, said Luther, when others do blaspheme, let us pray.
mid-14c., from Old French blasfemer "to blaspheme" (14c., Modern French blasphémer), from Church Latin blasphemare (also in Late Latin "revile, reproach"), from Greek blasphemein "to speak lightly or amiss of sacred things, to slander," from blasphemos "evil-speaking" (see blasphemy). A reintroduction after the original word had been worn down and sense-shifted to blame. Related: Blasphemed; blaspheming.