pagan religion


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Noun1.pagan religion - any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
druidism - the system of religion and philosophy taught by the Druids and their rites and ceremonies
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Truth is, these days the grand druid is more interested in promoting the Pagan religion and his pseudo-philosophic scribblings than music.
A Tennessee family that practices a Pagan religion is suing public education officials in Union County, claiming that the school illegally promotes Christianity.
As the Christian Church grew to replace the pagan religion, Pope Gregory IV (827AD) decreed that November 1 would be All Saints' Day, to honour departed Christian Saints.
Worst of all, he was a devotee of an ancient pagan religion called Wicca.
Their argument was that pagan religion used music to heighten passion, whereas Christian worship should be solemn and word-centred.
The maths teacher, who used to be an atheist, said: ``At the start of this year I took an interest in the Pagan religion.
His application to join the pagan religion came after his regular attendance at church services every Sunday - and his efforts to become a choir boy.
The court heard she had been forced to sleep with several men, including a drug dealer, as Thompson convinced her it was part of the pagan religion.
Another time, she was made to have sex with a drug dealer as Thompson convinced her it was part of the pagan religion.
Although in the past some historians were led somewhat astray by this concept, historians now categorically reject the idea that those denounced as witches were members of any such organised pagan religion. Hutton is the first historian to examine in detail the origins of this notion.
For instance, in order to make the untenable point that Petrarch is singlehandedly responsible for upsetting "the tradition of Christian apologetics that had refuted pagan religion by unmasking Apollo as a demon" (26), Boyle tells us that Dante's apostrophe to the Delphic deity at the outset of Paradiso is "no more serious than similar invocations by classical poets when the religion that had inspired such entreaty dwindled to convention" (30).