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Catholic Word of the Day: PAGAN, 04-08-11
CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-08-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:11 AM PDT by Salvation

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PAGAN

A heathen. In general one who practices idolatry. Formerly used to describe anyone who did not profess monotheism, and still used by Christians, Jews, and Moslems to identify a person who does not believe in one God, Creator of heaven and earth. More properly a pagan is a person who has abandoned all religious belief, i.e., an irreligious person. (Etym. Latin paganus, countryman, villager, civilian; from pagus, district, province, village.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: atheist; catholic
**More properly a pagan is a person who has abandoned all religious belief, i.e., an irreligious person.**

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1 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:15 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:04 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

People Against Goodness And Normalcy - aka The Left.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 9:04:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Look at that etymology. Pagan = unsophisticated, in other words. I know too many cradle Catholics who still seem to think that way.


4 posted on 04/08/2011 10:58:27 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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