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Synonyms for heretical

Synonyms for heretical

characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

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But it must be pointed out that calling a teaching or belief heretical does not necessarily mean it is wrong or false.
Critique: With all the compelling fictional finesse of a Dan Brown novel, "Cracking the Symbol Code: The Heretical Message within Church and Renaissance Art" is a non-fictional history that is as informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking.
Local councils, however, showed little interest in analysing abstract heretical beliefs, and focused on ways of identifying and declaring culpable movements and persons.
There are three basic positions regarding a heretical Pope.
And this for the main reason that the relationship between cultures at the turn of the twenty-first century with heretical movements has undergone radical transformations.
TUNIS (TAP) - The information department of Iran's Embassy in Tunis expressed amazement at the broadcast recently by Tunisian private TV channel "Nessma" of the French-Iranian animated film entitled "Persepolis," describing this film as heretical since it denigrates Islam and provides a fake image of the Iranian society.
The other investigates a very broad and misogynist attitude in which the refusal to marry or be subject to male dominance could be seen as heretical.
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were at one time condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, has been reburied as a hero by Polish priests, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave.
From heretical beliefs and practices that proved more repressive than rival orthodox claims to multiple alternatives rejected when the church had no power to enforce one view over another, HERESY is a powerful historical perspective perfect for Christian collections strong in historical debates.
So much so that, two years after his public conversion, a major campaign among conservative Catholics to get him to "recant" his heretical support for things like gay marriage, stem cell research, condoms and abortion is in full swing.
He also traces the surprising afterlives of these debates in postwar arguments about the environment, neoconservative politics, and heretical forms of Jewish identity.
Born in 1483, Luther trained as a Catholic monk, but was excommunicated in 1521 after refusing to retract teachings the church judged to be heretical.
JAKARTA: Hundreds of hardline Indonesian Muslims burnt a mosque early yesterday belonging to a sect that has been branded heretical by most Muslims, police said.
A heretical concept to some to even suggest it--but for many it's a way to keep touch with a faith where so many of their fellow believers condemn them for the way they were born.