Heresy, is a "theological or religious opinion or maintained in opposition, or held to be contrary, of the Christian Church, or, by extension, to that of any church, creed, or religious system, considered as orthodox. Blasphemy is the defamation of the name of one or more gods. These may include using sacred names as stress expletives without intention to pray or speak of sacred matters. Sometimes blasphemy is used loosely to mean any profane language In a broader sense, blasphemy is irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable. Many cultures disapprove of speech or writing which defames the deity or deities of their established religions, and these restrictions have the force of law in some countries. I'm not an athiest. I'm agnostic. But I blasphemise to the extreme. According to the bold print above, I should be punished for this hmy: sorry that I don't know whether or not god exists....my life has made me deny "Him & his everlasting love/forgiveness" to the extremety of what some would call Heresy. Not to beliitle anyone who does believe, not tryin to start any fights. The thread title is a question I've asked myself.....and I would be interested in any opinions from anyone. What do you think of those 2 words & how do they affect you? Do you believe I should go to hell for my opinions. Engaging in the practice of both is something I never even thought about, untill now, matter of fact let's broaden the questioning: How many of you engage in the practice of either one? And how does it make you feel to do so? As far as my feelings go it's no big deal, then again, I'm not religious at all.