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- n. One who commits blasphemy; a person who mocks or derides a deity or religion, or claims to be God.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who blasphemes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who blasphemes; one who speaks of God or of religion in impious and irreverent terms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who speaks disrespectfully of sacred things
Father, who is "a jealous God," have raised such a blasphemer from the dead and exalted him to His right hand?
That he, that sweet and charitable follower of his Master, should be abused by her, should be dubbed blasphemer and have the cherished memory of his mother defiled by her pietistic utterances, was something that inflamed me horribly.
They that condemned him for a blasphemer were themselves the vilest blasphemers that ever were.
He was laughed at by crowds of people, spit on with everyone watching, stripped in front of military men, and called a blasphemer before a religious council.
Terri wrote: Um.. vercingetorix, the whole reason Christ was crucified was because he challenged Levitical law and was called a blasphemer for it.
Um.. vercingetorix, the whole reason Christ was crucified was because he challenged Levitical law and was called a blasphemer for it.
That anti-Christ, Hagee predicted, will be German, a "blasphemer," gay and "partly Jewish -- as was Hitler, as was Marx."
An abstract discussion of free speech, in which, to quote Webster again, no distinction is made 'between the freedom to impart information and the freedom to insult' (ibid.), is in effect a strategy which isolates the would-be 'blasphemer' from the actual historical and interpersonal constraints which secure a reasonable level of civility in human society (after all, we do restrain freedom of speech by laws about libel and slander).
Nay, in these very times we have seen a noted champion hurl these weapons against John Milton, and with it another missile which often appears on these battle-fields -- the epithets of 'blasphemer' and 'hater of the Lord.'
Other Liberal papers, like the _Pall Mall Gazette_ and the _Referee_, that had at first joined in the chorus of execration over the fallen "blasphemer," now found that my sentence was "monstrous."