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heathen

a person who does not acknowledge the God of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam; pagan
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Daniel Hoffman writes that Cuchulain was "often described as the son of Lugh, the sun god, and Rhys in his Celtic Heathendom [1898] interprets Cuchulain [.
It was the congregation at the edge of heathendom that would carry out and govern her mission.
But I had no idea that the heathendom of Hindooism was so full of gross darkness as it is.
are in grave danger of returning to the benighted days of heathendom.
Ikratshi landulel' ilishwa nokwenzakala Umnt' onekratsh' unobudenge nobuhedeni Unochuku nocalulo Nqwa noMsamariyakaz' equleni likaYakobi Kodwa ekugqibeleni watshintsha Masitshintshe boomama Pride comes before evil and accident A person with pride has stupidity and heathendom Is irritable and has racism Just like the Samaritan woman at the pool of Jacob But at last, she changed Let us change, mothers.
Then foreign agitators came in Kinkanja and persuaded the natives that "the slaughter of monkeys has put a curse on them / Which can only be removed by slaughtering the Christians" (429), so that the Christian converts began to relapse into heathendom and eat Christians, not monkeys.
In fact, the British gentleman is the apex of creation, the being that gives God most joy: "Thus, through the mist of time, the Celto-Saxon race emerged from heathendom and woad and, in the fullness of the creator's pleasure, became the tweed-clad Englishman" (64).
In 1907, for instance, Bishop Barlow proclaimed how his heart ached to see the people 'lapsing into a heathendom as dark as ever darkened the missionary story'.
t]he coolie temples are curious places to those who have never before been face to face with real heathendom.
And yet, when he joined a Masonic lodge in Lahore as a young man, he was genuinely delighted that his "brethren" included Muslims, Sikhs, and Jews, and he abhorred "the more than inherited (since it is also carefully taught) brutality of the Christian peoples, beside which the mere heathendom of the West Coast nigger is clean and unrestrained.