Sacrilege is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object or person. This can take the form of irreverence to sacred persons, places, and things. When the sacrilegious offence is verbal, it is called blasphemy, and when physical, it is often called desecration. In a less proper sense, any transgression against what is seen as the virtue of religion would be a sacrilege, and so is coming near a sacred place without permission. The term “sacrilege” originates from the Latin sacer, meaning sacred, and legere, meaning to steal. In Roman times it referred to the plundering of temples and graves. By the time of Cicero, sacrilege had adopted a more expansive meaning, including verbal offences against religion and undignified treatment of sacred objects.
Most ancient religions have a concept analogous to sacrilege, often considered as a type of taboo. The basic idea is that sacred objects are not to be treated in the same way as other objects.
Oh, come on now! 😦 You and I and everybody knows that in modern times a sacrilege looks more like this:
Yikes, those Linux savages. 😦 After the passing of computing’s only official God, the great and holy Steve Jobs, they obviously think they can do whatever they please. They speak the name of Macintosh in vain, they even mock the holy chapel of worship, the Apple Inc. HQ in Cupertino, California, USA.
And now! Now they went too far. Definately. Read the article and you know why and how they fell from the truth, how and why they deviated from the gospel of St. Macintosh. And when you’ve finshed reading join the holy jihad on Linux heathens everywhere.