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...
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