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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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"It is strongly condemnable and it is sacrilegious action," he said.
Flanked by Gul Charanjeet Singh, Pastor Yousaf Patras, Yasir Bhatti, John Silvester and others, the lawmaker said not only Muslims but also the Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Persians and believers of other religious had also protested against the attempt to hold a competition of sacrilegious cartoons in the Netherlands.
Regretting absence of a strategy on the issue by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Khan added Pakistan would leave no stone unturned to bring all Muslim countries on the same page on issue of sacrilegious caricatures.
God has never been this damned funny in this pseudo-sacred, sacrilegious piece of silliness.
The group considers the buildings sacrilegious. "It's as though there is a curse that has befallen this city, and I expect only news that will shock us", Mr.
Islamic State has declared a caliphate in territory it holds across Syria and Iraq and has destroyed other monuments it says are pagan and sacrilegious.
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slovenly and sacrilegious" [Letters, 'Slovenly' & 'Sacrilegious,' p.
While tame compared with "High Tension" director Alexandre Aja's hard-R-rated gore-fests, this overly devout adaptation of Joe Hill's sacrilegious text benefits from the helmer's twisted sensibility, but suffers from a case of overall silliness.
Speaking to reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast deplored certain western media for promoting and supporting sacrilegious acts against divine sanctity and the prophet of Islam.