[Home]CategoryHeathen

ec2-100-24-125-162.compute-1.amazonaws.com | ToothyWiki | RecentChanges | Login | Webcomic

I'm pretty sure someone will correct me on this but by my understanding this would be a discussion of all things that are against your beliefs.

This would mean that someone would have to be fairly confused before calling themselves a heathen...

 - Kazuhiko

Although, people do call themselves Heathens. I believe Heathenism is a sub-set of (neo)-Paganism. A denomination if you will. -- Xarak


Hence this category being first posited by me, rather than MoonShadow. --Vitenka

Sadly, however, the actual definition is:

hea·then    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (hthn)
n. pl. hea·thens or heathen
1a. One who adheres to the religion of a people or nation that does not acknowledge the God of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.
1b. Such persons considered as a group; the unconverted.
2a. One who is regarded as irreligious, uncivilized, or unenlightened.
2b. Such persons considered as a group.

I guess I would put myself under both 1a and 2a.  --Vitenka

Note, from KJV: Matt 6: 7 connotations of Idolatory? - in KJV only, though; NIV: Matt 6: 7 has "pagans" instead. How much you can draw from this use of the word is inconclusive - assuming it does have such connotations, did the KJV translators use it because it had these connotations, or did it acquire these connotations because the translators used it?

Irreligious or uncivilised? ;-r  I used to know a better emoticon for 'sticks tongue out' - anyone?  :-P  is common --AC
I believe the origin of the word dates to the time when Christianity was attempting to wipe out Paganism. As Christianity gained the upper hand, the pagans were driven to live in the heathland and the term Heathens was born to refer to them. --Kitiara


Ah well, I was quite close to meaning 2 anyhow.  *ponders marking up everyones homepage as CategoryChristian or CategoryHeathen but decides against it* :) - Kazuhiko

Do we get CategoryHeretic?? -- Senji
I'm suprised AngelaRayner and LucySpencer haven't already placed themselves in it, TBH :) --AlexChurchill

ec2-100-24-125-162.compute-1.amazonaws.com | ToothyWiki | RecentChanges | Login | Webcomic
Edit this page | View other revisions | Recently used referrers
Last edited May 6, 2004 1:42 pm (viewing revision 15, which is the newest) (diff)
Search: