Heresy is ony provocative belief or theory that is strangly at variance wi established beliefs or customs. A heretic is a proponent o such claims or beliefs.[1] Heresy is distinct frae baith apostasy, which is the explicit renunciation o ane's releegion, principles or cause,[2] and blasphemy, which is irreverence toward releegion.[3]

Galileo Galilei convicted of heretic


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  3. "Definitions of "blasphemy" at". Retrieved 15 Apryle 2013.