sin against

sin against (someone or something)

To do or say something that is considered an offence against a particular person, place, principle, idea, etc. This disgusting novel, if you must call it such, sins against the very soul of literature. I just don't know how anyone can support a man who has sinned against his own country with such inflammatory language!
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sin against someone or something

to offend or desecrate someone or something sacred or revered. The critic said that Walter sinned against the poet when he read the poem in a sarcastic manner. I would say that Walter sinned against poetry, not just one poet.
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References in classic literature ?
Where there is still a people, there the state is not understood, but hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs.
She hoped, upon the return of the expedition from the incubator, to mix me with the other young assigned to the quarters of Tal Hajus, and thus escape the fate which would surely follow discovery of her sin against the ancient traditions of the green men.
Thus they were willing to commit a sin against the spirit of religious law, in order that they might preserve the letter of it.
These people sin against the Creator and there is no doubt that they are leading to total destruction of the both the family and our nation.
Read: Uhuru declares corruption 'a national security threat,' calls it a sin against God
Jesus, God's Son, showed the connection between being forgiven and being forgiving when He taught His disciples the Model Prayer (sometimes referred to as "The Lord's Prayer"): "And forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us" (Matthew 6:12, NLT).
They said it's in the bible that it's a sin against God for a man to marry his dead brother's widow.
Download Ezzedine: Delay in adopting electoral law a sin against country, stability NNA - State Minister for Administrative Development Inaya Ezzedine said on Friday that delaying the adoption a new electoral law is a sin against the country, its stability and country's civil peace.
There is nothing more touching than the words 'Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed by Thy name' and 'forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us'.
Pope Francis called assisted suicide "playing with life" and "a sin against the creator." (2) Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, called Maynard's decision "reprehensible" and said, "Killing yourself is not a good thing; it's a bad thing because it says no to life and to all that means in relation to our duty in the world and to those close to us." (3)
IN A NOVEMBER ADDRESS before the Italian Catholic Doctors Association, Pope Francis condemned abortion, in vitro fertilization, stem cell research and euthanasia as "experimentation with life" and "a sin against the Creator," Religion News Service reported.
"Torture is a sin against humanity; it is a crime against humanity.
Outlining the ways in which Aronofsky has embellished the story,'s Matt Zoller Seitz writes that "Noah and his family are vegetarians and view the consumption of meat as a sin against God." In the Washington Post, Kristen Page-Kirby observes that Aronofsky takes "Peter Jackson-level liberties with the source material," given that "some characters have been eliminated and others added, the women wear pants, and Noah pushes an environmentally conscious agenda (he's even a vegetarian!)." But these claims tell us much less about Noah and its director, and much more about how unfamiliar the reviewers are with the original biblical account.
* THE RIDGEDALE CHURCH OF Christ in Tennessee gave Linda Cooper the choice of either leaving the congregation she had been part of for decades, or saying that her lesbian daughter's "lifestyle" was a sin against God.
Several other towns in Central Massachusetts have rejected the idea and I believe Leominster should follow their lead as I believe gambling is a sin against God.