- 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.
Origin of blasphemy
OTHER WORDS FROM blasphemynon·blas·phe·my, noun, plural non·blas·phe·mies.
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How to use blasphemy in a sentence
Still, the nation has always had more than it needs of voluntary censors, vigilantes eager to protect everybody from hazards like ugly words, sedition, blasphemy, unwelcome ideas and, perhaps worst of all, reality.‘We’re Preparing For a Long Battle.’ Librarians Grapple With Conservatives’ Latest Efforts to Ban Books|Olivia B. Waxman|November 15, 2021|Time
Between takes, I’m just chitchatting with him, and we were talking about this bit where Jay wears the bishop’s miter sorta like a shark, and I said, “We can only go so far with it, because if we go too far it’s blasphemy.”Kevin Smith on Coining ‘Bennifer’ and Trying to Save His Hero Stan Lee|Marlow Stern|October 25, 2021|The Daily Beast
Six years later, he was arrested and accused of propaganda against the regime, blasphemy and illegal music activity.Meet the Iranian Musician Who Keeps Risking Imprisonment for His Music|Andrew R. Chow|September 17, 2021|Time
It has already prompted cries of blasphemy and concerns that the book will promote Christian nationalism, the idea that America is and should remain a Christian nation.New Bible that includes Constitution creates controversy before it even hits market|Sarah Pulliam Bailey|May 28, 2021|Washington Post
He never said it outright — Believe in me as you believe in God — that would have been obvious blasphemy and idolatry.The spellbinding ‘Revival Season’ makes Monica West an author to watch|Naomi Jackson|May 28, 2021|Washington Post
According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.
Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.
Since 1987, there have been roughly 1,300 cases filed under the blasphemy laws, according to varied reports.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty, is frequently invoked and just as frequently misused.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you muttered, “blasphemy” after reading the first tip about skipping a snack, then snack smart.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics|Jenna A. Bell|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead of writing slander and flat blasphemy, they propose to draw it, and not draw it mild.
That they may be afraid, who come with blasphemy against thy holy people.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
They looked on him, some about to stop their ears at his blasphemy; but one glance told it was no blasphemy, but bitter truth.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Was not this a blasphemy against the fatherly goodness of the Creator,—a base desertion of the cause of the disinherited?
It is a continental form of pleasantry, and an artistic experiment in blasphemy which is taken seriously by the unwise.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite