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Definition an offensive term for a person who follows a non-mainstream religion
  • an ancient pagan ritual
  • The fate of pious pagans, such as Socrates and Plato, also puzzled some Christians...
    Dictionary of the History of Ideas  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • As with the previous theory, proponents of this theory hold that Christmas was a date of significance to Christians before it was a date of significance to pagans.
    Chronology of Jesus - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • The Reverend said he did not want any trouble with savages and pagans and such.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • pagans = an offensive term for people who follow non-mainstream religions
  • Did you know that when Christian cavalry first appeared in the New World, the pagans thought horse and rider was one person?
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • pagans = an offensive term for people who follow non-mainstream religions
  • "You would describe yourself as a mere pagan philosopher," I said.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Our loves had been discovered, and my mother had shuddered to think that so pagan a thing had lived so long in a Christian house.
    le Gallienne, Richard  --  The Quest of the Golden Girl
  • Later on Poland and Hungary were themselves subject to conquest from the Crusaders, and therefore invented the idea that pagans have the right to live in peace and have property rights to their lands.
    Crusade - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • A few churches object to the recognition of special holidays and may object to the apparent pagan origins of Christmas and Easter.
    Christianity - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • The Church took over many of the political and cultural roles of the pagan Roman institutions, especially in Europe.
    Christianity - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • And grapple thee unto a pagan shore,
    Shakespeare, William  --  King John
  • He had fought like a pagan who defends his religion.
    Crane, Stephen  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The pagan in her, original sin, and all nature urged her on.
    London, Jack  --  The Game
  • Christian mobs, sometimes with the government support, have destroyed pagan temples and oppressed adherents of paganism (such as the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who was murdered by a Christian mob).
    Christianity - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Steele, Raymond, and Wilson were unsettled by what they saw as a decidedly pagan celebration.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The people here retained the same paganism and barbarity, only they were not so dangerous, being conquered by the Muscovites.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • This isn't going to be some freaky pagan sex thing, is it?
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • He had fought like a pagan who defends his religion.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • No Pagan he, who lives for the Now, and may be wiser than all philosophers.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The Christians followed the pagans there, carving and painting their one God as the old ones carved and painted the many.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch

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