In the name of tradition, authorities lay claim to the power to manage with mantras of expansive truth and clarity seldom attained in the profane world of experimental science.
Again, the composer suggests the reconciliation of sacred and profane , the religious and the sensual.
Inscribing the most sacred symbol on something profane and worldly, such as money, works against the religious canons.
He was as interested in the sacred as in the profane , in devotion and deviation alike.
The FCC, by law, must prohibit the utterance of ‘any obscene, indecent or profane language by means of radio communication.’
California Congressman Doug Ose is sponsoring a bill that would require the FCC to define any use of eight dirty words as profane .
These are obscene, indeed profane , images, though not nearly as obscene as the human actions they document.
The characters are crude, profane gangsters who acknowledge only the class distinction of power.
The culture is not wholly profane , but it has gifts to offer and wounds to heal.
It may be said that this movie is crude, profane , and even obscene at times - but so is war.