Matthew 12:31 Blasphemy
And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
In its technical English sense, signifies the speaking evil of God and in this sense it is found (Psalms 74:18; Isaiah 52:5; Romans 2:24) etc. But according to its derivation it may mean any species of calumny and abuse: see (1 Kings 21:10; Acts 18:6; Jude 1:9) etc. Blasphemy was punished by stoning, which was inflicted on the son of Shelomith. (Leviticus 24:11) On this charge both our Lord and St. Stephen were condemned to death by the Jews. The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, (Matthew 12:32; Mark 3:28) consisted in attributing to the power of Satan those unquestionable miracles which Jesus performed by “the finger of God” and the power of the Holy Spirit. It is plainly such a state of wilful, determined opposition to God and the Holy Spirit that no efforts will avail to lead to repentance. Among the Jews it was a sin against God answering to treason in our times.
Blasphemy law is a law limiting the freedom of speech and expression relating to blasphemy, or irreverence toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, or beliefs. Blasphemy laws are sometimes used to protect the religious beliefs of a majority, while in other cases, they serve to offer protection of the religious beliefs of minorities.
Where blasphemy laws systematically target an identifiable section of the community with severe penalties that may include imprisonment or death they are a crime against humanity and those who enact or enforce such laws are liable for prosecution for such crimes in the International Criminal Court. See Article 7 (h) of the Rome Statute.
In addition to prohibitions against blasphemy or blasphemous libel, blasphemy laws include laws which give redress to those who feel insulted on account of their religion. These laws, which may forbid the vilification of religion, “religious insult”, defamation of religion, denigration of religion, offending religious feelings, contempt of religion, or use other similar language, are blasphemy laws. In some jurisdictions blasphemy laws include hate speech laws that extend beyond prohibiting the imminent incitement of hatred and violence.
An absolute principle defining the criteria of right action whether conceived as a Divine Ordinance or Truth.
Dhari Shyam rokh rokh gayi, When Glorious Lord Krishna stopped. Mukh chuum gayi, to bless his devotees, sarse mori chunari gayi, the veil of shame was removed sarakh, sarakh, sarakh, sarakh, sarakh, sarakh, in this way and in that, kahe ched ched mohe, yet why do you leave?
Do Hermes’ actions defy the sun? They defy only the idea that a herd of animals can stand in for the meaning of the sun.
The loss of some can be compensated by a gain in beauty. A moral orientation toward the sacred is the orientation of testing, within limits, the boundaries of the putatively sacred in order to test the legitimacy of authority and the justice of the community. This higher mischief may go so far as to cause offence and strife, but it refuses to break the fundamental bonds of solidarity by denying moral standing to anyone. The desecrator recognizes the equal standing of others not by sparing them discomfort but by holding them answerable for the commitments of their faith. Thus, responsible sacrilege subjects public claims to scrutiny in the space of reasons, exercising the key civic virtue of holding all authority accountable to reason.