Heresy vs Blasphemy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between heresy and blasphemy
is that heresy
is (religion) a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from roman catholic dogma while blasphemy
is irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
* 1968 , History of Western Civilization, edited by Heyes, Baldwin & Cole, p.47. Macmillan. Library of Congress 67–13596
A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
- Heresy meant deliberate departure from the accepted doctrines of the church. It was intellectual and spiritual dissent and concerned the beliefs of Christianity, not the morals of its adherents.
Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities.
The act of claiming the attributes of a deity.
- That imam said that drawing the prophet Muhammad is a form of blasphemy .
* (irreverent language) cursing]], cussing, execration, imprecation, profanity, [[swear, swearing
* (unholy act) profanation, desecration, sacrilege, violation
* reverence, veneration, worship, adoration