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Heathens

Heathen

Origin: oe. Hethen, as. Hen, prop. An adj. Fr. H heath, and orig, therefore, one who lives in the country or on the heaths and in the woods (cf. Pagan, fr. Pagus village); akin to os. Hin, adj, D. Heiden a heathen, g. Heide, OHG. Heidan, Icel. Heiinn, adj, Sw. Heden, goth. Haipn, fem. See heath, and cf. Hoiden.

1. An individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater.

2. An irreligious person. If it is no more than a moral discourse, he may preach it and they may hear it, and yet both continue unconverted heathens. (v. Knox) The heathen, as the term is used in the Scriptures, all people except the Jews; now used of all people except Christians, jews, and Mohammedans. Ask of me, and i shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance. (Ps. Ii. 8)

Synonym: Pagan, gentile. See Pagan.


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Blind faith

... You have to kill or sterilize the have nots. Of course history is full of examples of "civilized" groups eradicating the unbelieving heathens and then turning on each other.

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by BDDVM
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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... to force traditional Jewish laws (circumcision, dietary regulations, etc) on their Gentile converts. The Christian mentality of "Us vs the Heathens" wouldn't develop until centuries later, after the European Christians (and it was mostly only European Christians) gained some real political ...

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by alextemplet
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:25 pm
 
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... predict the sins that are made by humans from Adam to his descendants and stop the sins before them occurs. Why does the omnipotent God design the heathens? Why doesn't the omnipotent God teach ancient people to use computer and CD-RW Rom that can hardly be falsified and misunderstood comparing ...

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by tianlai
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:54 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
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observing evolution

... referring to. I do Even if we don't have a creator, it doesn't mean we can't live meaningful and purposeful lives. You make it sound like all heathens who don't believe in god just live for the moment. Way to show your holier than thou attitude. As mentioned previously, one who lives for the ...

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by biotchr
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:35 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: observing evolution
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observing evolution

... you're referring to. Even if we don't have a creator, it doesn't mean we can't live meaningful and purposeful lives. You make it sound like all heathens who don't believe in god just live for the moment. Way to show your holier than thou attitude.

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by mith
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: observing evolution
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