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heathen

a person who does not acknowledge the God of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam; pagan
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In 1632, William Prynne published Histriomastix: the Player's Scourge or, Actor's Tragedy, which took the Puritan attitude that plays were ungodly, lewd, heathenish, the works.
They tell us that our institutions are corrupt, that our societies are patriarchal, and that the African traditional religions are heathenish.
The reference to the decadent Babylon functions as a reminder of a heathenish time under the reign of the "popish superstition," of the luxurious-ness of its "solemn rite" and of the sensual arms of the French priest.
In this reworking of the Roman nation-making myth, Rushton's moral, abolitionist audience constitutes an alternative both to the degenerate West Indian planter and to a heathenish, immoral black nation: a community of sensible, moral Christians, dedicated to do what is best for all mankind.
Maypole dancing was seen as "a heathenish vanity generally abused to superstition and wickedness", and laws were passed that saw the end of village maypoles throughout the country.
Ricci was hostile to neo-Confucianism, which he considered to be infected by heathenish Buddhist notions, and its atheistic ontology.
Let the missionary go to China and convert these men from their heathenish practices, wash their robes, and make them white in the blood of the Lamb, and then, being fit for American citizenship and to become an integral part of our society, to be cemented into our political and moral structure, then let them come as immigrants.
He told me all about his early home, his conversion and success of his early ministry, how he and mother had left home, city church and loving friends to come out and preach the Gospel to the Indians, that they might be lifted out of their heathenish practices and degradation.
And those who saw the interesting group, could not possibly have omitted to notice the vast difference in the appearance of those children, and those idle ones who are suffered to grow up uncultivated, unpolished, and heathenish in our streets; and who, for the want of care and instruction, are daily plunging in scenes of sloth, idleness, dissipation and crime, until they pass from step to step over the tread mill, into the state prison, and at last up to the gallows.
So the temptation will be present to view the public enemy as immoral or as heathenish or even as ugly.
Speght thus presents Swetnam's volume as the ranting of a blasphemous fool: "by this your hodge-podge of heathenish Sentences, Similies, and Examples, you have set forth your selfe in your right colours, unto the view of the world" (8).
Whittier allowed that the book "is capital reading but very wicked and heathenish.