It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
Before the separation of Church and State, an accusation of heresy could be treated as treason.
O, I have read it; it is heresy.
Shakespeare, William -- Twelfth Night; or What You Will
It is heresy to say that in this house, Lady Markby.
Wilde, Oscar -- An Ideal Husband
There were frequent "minor" crusades throughout this period, not only in Palestine but also in the Iberian Peninsula and central Europe, against not only Muslims, but also Christian heretics and personal enemies of the Papacy or other powerful monarchs.
Crusade - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusade(retrieved 05/20/06)
"Howard was a Methodist to begin with," said Miss Cornelia, as if she thought he had not far to go from that to heresy.
Montgomery, Lucy Maud -- Anne’s House of Dreams
But the measures by which it was intended to purge the land of heresy, though more than sufficiently vigorous, were entirely unsuccessful.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel -- From Twice Told Tales
The Japanese Nichiren sect of Buddhism, which believes that other forms of Buddhism are heretical, is also sometimes labeled fundamentalist.
Fundamentalism - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalism(retrieved 05/20/06)
Both the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches formally believe themselves to be the continuation of the true church and the other fallen into heresy, although over the last several decades there has been some reconciliation.
Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodoxy(retrieved 05/20/06)
You can’t deny he invited every heretic he could lay hands on to preach in the Abbey.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
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So the church tried Galileo as a heretic,
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
In the old days he had hidden a heretical mind beneath an appearance of conformity.
George Orwell -- 1984
Anyone who chose the forbidden gospels over Constantine’s version was deemed a heretic.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
As with any dogma, however, there are bound to be heretics.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
But this is heresy, and I must not say it.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
I had listened to Florence’s heresy, but the God of the church had not hurled his thunder at me.
Rudolfo Anaya -- Bless Me, Ultima
Don’t think on these things. Keep an orderly mind. This stuff is like heresy.
Michael Shaara -- The Killer Angels
But at this moment, heresy though it was, she could not help thinking the Yankees were right on this one matter, even if wrong in all others.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
"But this is heresy," exclaimed the Queen,
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
They tried to disinherit him on the grounds of his heresy.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
...Emma’s religion, he thought, might, from its fervour, end by touching on heresy,
Gustave Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
Passionate faith I am suspicious of because it hangs witches and burns heretics,
Jay Allison, et al. -- This I Believe
it was heresy to entrust mere midwives with medical responsibilities.
Nicholas D. Kristof -- Half the Sky
Brilliant minds were imprisoned and tortured for heresy …
Henry H. Neff -- The Hound of Rowan
Cudn Hope laughed, but Papa looked like he’d just heard heresy incarnate.
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars!
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
A man named Latimer said that to a man named Nicholas Ridley, as they were being burnt alive at Oxford, for heresy, on October 16, 1555.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
"But, Father Simon", said my partner, "what satisfaction can you have in our company, whom you esteem as heretics, and consequently objects not worthy your regard?"
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
...this insignificant fellow with the unsavoury reputation and the heretical opinions.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
You heard some heresy from your aunt; well, here’s a bit more, from your uncle.
John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids
It had been a gruesome experience, but it served him right, he thought, for committing the heresy of going to a strange store.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
and burn all these accursed books—for he has a great number—that richly deserve to be burned like heretics.
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
My dear, how could you take it into your head to dissect a heretic?
Voltaire -- Candide
she had learned that her hair was utsukushii and that to cut it would be a form of heresy.
David Guterson -- Snow Falling on Cedars
he thought, because nothing is forever, although the child he had been would have scoffed at such heresy
Stephen King -- Misery
They savour of the heretical views of the Anabaptists,
Oscar Wilde -- The Importance of Being Earnest
The book being done fell under the eyes of some judges and was suddenly pronounced heretical.
Thornton Wilder -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
not a week passed which had not its counterfeiter to boil, or its witch to hang, or its heretic to burn,
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
A horde of heresies
James Joyce -- Ulysses
The horror of the Same Old Thing is one of the most valuable passions we have produced in the human heart—an endless source of heresies in religion, folly in counsel, infidelity in marriage, and inconstancy in friendship.
C.S. Lewis -- The Screwtape Letters
This fellow has heresy in his essay.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
That is really heretical!
Kazuo Ishiguro -- The Remains of the Day
tomorrow I shall condemn Thee and burn Thee at the stake as the worst of heretics.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- The Brothers Karamazov
It is an heretic that makes the fire,
William Shakespeare -- The Winter’s Tale
There, then, with uplifted forefinger, he first put me on my guard against a considerable number of heresies,
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Kidnapped
I think this fear of insanity is comparable to the fear people once had of falling off the edge of the world. Or the fear of heretics.
Robert M. Pirsig -- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
For this reason the bourgeois today burns as heretics and hangs as criminals those to whom he erects monuments tomorrow.
Hermann Hesse -- Steppenwolf
Usually she kept these heretical opinions to herself;
Arthur C. Clarke -- Childhood’s End
I know he is, they know he is, A most arch heretic
William Shakespeare -- Henry VIII
She laughed at herself when she saw that she had expected to be at once a heretic and a returned hero