Ever noticed that people — even religious people — can take really stupid things seriously, and really serious things too lightly? Let’s talk about blasphemy, baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Susan spends a little time interpreting Mark 3:20-35 for us in this episode on irreverence and remembering that even Jesus’ own family thought he was a little crazy at least once.
Wikipedia on Blasphemy. (Not our only source, we promise.)
“If we compare murder and blasphemy as regards the objects of those sins, it is clear that blasphemy, which is a sin committed directly against God, is more grave than murder, which is sin against ones neighbor. On the other hand, if we compare them in respect to the harm wrought by them, murder is the graver sin, for murder does more harm to one’s neighbor than blasphemy does to God.” — Thomas Aquinas