Her new single, “Pieta,” is something you can worship and blaspheme at the same time.
French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy has been a staunch defender of the right to offend and blaspheme--when it comes to Islam.
And didn't we fight for centuries to win the right to blaspheme, and to do so freely?
mid-14c., from Old French blasfemer "to blaspheme" (14c., Modern French blasphémer), from Church Latin blasphemare (also in Late Latin "revile, reproach"), from Greek blasphemein "to speak lightly or amiss of sacred things, to slander," from blasphemos "evil-speaking" (see blasphemy). A reintroduction after the original word had been worn down and sense-shifted to blame. Related: Blasphemed; blaspheming.