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adjective as in (offensive) not believing in god

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Chaillan wrote that he was very proud of his team creating the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative, which began spreading the holy word of DevSecOps to the backwards cyber-heathens dwelling in the Pentagon.

For centuries, Christian missionaries in Samiland, an area that stretches over parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, put “heathen” Sami children in boarding schools, with many later saying they had experienced trauma in the institutions.

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They also argued that the Bible authorized slavery, and that the slaves were actually being rescued from heathen Africa.

The culprits are not Hasidic Jews running amok around the world or Tea-baggers bent on replanting Christianity among the heathen.

The names of the gods of the heathen were not even to be mentioned; and hence were not to be used in making an oath.

Besides, was not his design to curse Israel either by the true God, or by some gods of the heathen?

Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name.

No wonder that Im a heathen, then; any body would be with such a father, retorted Sue.

As separated from the heathen, and called to the service of God, Israel appeared a holy people.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heathen, such as: godless, infidel, irreligious, pagan, ungodly, and agnostic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.