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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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Archbishop Sarkisian noted that the sacrilegious cartoons were not only an insult to Islam, but to Christianity as well, adding, " Zionism has always been interested in fighting with Islam and Christianity.
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The Sunni Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo also deemed the series sacrilegious and asked Egypt's ruling military council to prevent the broadcast in that country.
YouTube has been unblocked, but the links to sacrilegious content would remain inaccessible in Pakistan," PTA spokesman Khurram Mehran said.
We have lifted the ban on only that part which is not displaying any sacrilegious or profane material," Naguibullah Malik, Secretary of IT and Telecom, told Reuters.
Abdul Majeed Nadeem said the woman who initiated whole sacrilegious saga on Internet should be 'killed' immediately.
Followers of voodoo, an African-influenced religion which gives special importance to honouring the spirits of the dead, have complained to the government that mass graves are sacrilegious.
CALL me sacrilegious, but I don't think The Blues Brothers is all that great.
Now it seems civility toward pro-choice Catholic politicians has aggravated the abortion problem, encouraged sacrilegious behavior by unworthy reception of the Eucharist and greatly confused Catholics as well as non-Catholics regarding church teaching.
To screen such jawdropping rubbish on a Sunday seems sacrilegious.