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According to my dictionary, blasphemy and sacrilege aren't quite the same thing. Blasphemy targets specific sacred entities, namely deities. Sacrilege, on the other hand, can apply to anything sacred, including objects, places, and relationships. Thus (for example) urinating on a tombstone is sacrilege, but not blasphemy. I might remove the redirect and start an article in the future (unless you'd rather do it yourself :-)), but for now I'm leaving this as a redirect to blasphemy.Benc 00:47, Jul 23, 2004 (UTC)
- This splittng hairs is really the work of the devil! Maybe the easiest thing to do would be to put a note on the blasphemy page about the difference? If your heart and soul is really into it, you could check the "what links here" page on the blasphemy and sacrilege pages to see if links point to the right place. --1pezguy 01:04, Jul 23, 2004 (UTC)
See also: http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/english/data/d0082744.html "Spelling: remember -ile-, not -eli-. The word is related to sacrilege, not religious." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:19, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I removed the word "opprobrium" from this article. It was unnecessarily obscure and not used properly anyway. Let's try not to make articles unclear (or inaccurate) for the sake of showing off our vocabulary.184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:28, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Wants more info, wants someone else to compile it for me
what is considered particularly sacrilegious in different religions ?
eg: hindus are a no on the cows meat, islam says no pork, jews dont do lamb, the 10 commandments etc.
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I've removed this reference. Surely it's impractical to list all known pop culture usages of a word? The list would be endless. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:40, 7 February 2011 (UTC)