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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.

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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.”

Six years later, he was arrested and accused of propaganda against the regime, blasphemy and illegal music activity.

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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.

He never said it outright — Believe in me as you believe in God — that would have been obvious blasphemy and idolatry.

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.

Its blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty, is frequently invoked and just as frequently misused.

If you muttered, “blasphemy” after reading the first tip about skipping a snack, then snack smart.

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.

They looked on him, some about to stop their ears at his blasphemy; but one glance told it was no blasphemy, but bitter truth.

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.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blasphemy, such as: desecration, heresy, abuse, execration, impiety, and impiousness.

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