Sacrilege


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Sacrilege

 

(1) A scornful, mocking, abusive, derisive treatment of something respected and revered; mockery of outstanding scientific discoveries, works of art, noble acts, exploits, moral norms, the memory of great people, heroes, and so forth.

(2) In the Orthodox Church and the legislation of tsarist Russia the term, along with “blasphemy,” for one of the types of crimes against religious belief.


Sacrilege

 

the desecration of something sacred to a church; profanation or blasphemy. Metaphorically, sacrilege may indicate insult to something revered by all.

Sacrilege

Sadness (See MELANCHOLY.)
abomination of desolation
epithet describing pagan idol in Jerusalem Temple. [O.T.: Daniel 9, 11, 12; N.T.: Mark 13:14; Matthew 24:15]
Aepytus
Arcadian king; entering Poseidon’s sanctuary, forbid-den to mortals, he is blinded. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 9]
Beaufort, Cardinal
(1377–1447) haughty churchman; dies execrating God. [Br. Lit.: II Henry VI]
cleansing of the temple
sacrilegious money-changers driven out of temple by Christ. [N.T.: Matthew, 21:12–13; Mark, 11:15–18]
Heliodorus
Syrian official attempted to loot Solomon’s temple. [Apocrypha: II Maccabees 3]
Hophni and Phinehas
contemptuously abused holiness of sacrifices. [O.T.: I Samuel 2:12–17]
Simon Magus
tried to purchase apostolic powers; whence, simony. [N.T.: Acts 8:18–24]
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Lahore -- While appreciating the cancellation of the profane caricatures contest in Holland, Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has called upon the Muslim rulers and the OIC to work out a joint line of action to prevent such sacrilege for all the times.
In the recent past, there have been attempts to disturb peace and communal harmony in the state by committing sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Srimad Bhagwad Gita and Holy Quran, said Amarinder Singh, the chief minister, in a statement.
According to the indictment on count 1, all accused persons on Sunday 28 January 2018 at Saint Peters West African Methodist Church at Main Motor Road Congo Town in Freetown conspired together and with other persons unknown to commit a felony, to wit sacrilege.
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That would be sacrilege, except I am leaning toward my Super Blackhawk getting the treatment!
Jarnail was unhappy with the way the Punjab government had handled the sacrilege cases.
One official even went so far as to call them "sacrilege".
FURIOUS crowds accused a would-be thief of sacrilege yesterday after he damaged the statue of comedy legend Eric Morecambe while trying to swipe it.
Il a indique dans une declaration a la presse que le parti Aljoumhouri salue le soutien que lui apporte le mouvement Ennahdha ainsi qu'a son candidat aux elections presidentielles, Ahmed Nejib Chabbi, precisant que son parti s'en honore, et n'y voit aucun tort ni sacrilege mais une consecration de la confiance que le grand nombre temoigne a Nejib Chabbi '
"Well" she informed me, "if you order it well done it is going to be tough!" Now I know some steak connoisseurs think it is sacrilege to order a fillet or any cut of beef well-done but I have quite often done this without having to get a chainsaw out to cut it up, preferring to have my plate not resemble a blood-bath thank you.
War hero Frank Rosier, 87, of Waterlooville, Hants, said: "It is sacrilege and completely disrespectful.
The sacrilege of Islamic sanctities has aroused intense feelings in Muslim lands, specially in Shiite communities.