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Thread #80633   Message #1471401
Posted By: treewind
26-Apr-05 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Folk artists who are pagan
Subject: RE: Folk artists who are pagan
I just found (via Google) a range of definitions for heathen and pagan, including one that said they were basically the same thing, but to me heathen is a derogatory term used by Christians implying that if you aren't Christian then you don't have any religion, wheras paganism is definitely a religion in its own right even though it takes many forms in different parts of the world.

It was a real revelation to me when I discovered that what witches practice is a religion, not previously having known much about the subject.