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13. Blasphemy

1. Blasphemy is a direct disparging of the divinegoodness. It is therefore a sin in conflict with the faith. For hewho has the faith confesses to the divine goodness.

2. Blasphemy, by its genus or the generalessential class of sins to which it belongs, is always a mortalsin.

3. We have seen that unbelief is the greatest of sinsagainst faith. Blasphemy is an emphatic form of unbelief. Hence, inspeaking of sins against faith, blasphemy is often called the worstof sins.

4. The wicked in hell detest the divine goodness andjustice, and thus they blaspheme. It is believable that, after theresurrection of the body at general judgment, human beings in hellwill utter their blasphemies audibly.

"For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God?"
Thomas á Kempis

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"Let no one wear a mask, otherwise he will do ill; and if he has one, let him burn it."
St Philip Neri

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"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."
St Philip Neri

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