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Heathen

Heathen (plural heathens, collectively heathenry, adjective heathen) refers to someone who does not follow one of the major world religions, and who may or may not specify any other religious affiliation. More specific meanings include:

  • A pagan, who does not follow one of the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism); the most common meaning
  • Someone who does not follow any of the world's major organized religions;
  • An adherent of Heathenry (new religious movement) (also known as Heathenism or Germanic neopaganism) in particular; often capitalized in this context
  • Any adherent of neopaganism more generally

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