Pagan

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Pagan

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Pagan, similar to Heathen, originally meant a country-dweller, and became a pejorative term for those who had not yet converted to Christianity during the period immediately following the conversion of the European nations to Christianity. The implication was that Christianity was supposedly a civilizing force, and those who continued to persist in the old ways were mainly found in rural areas.

Today it is more commonly used to refer to believers in one of the many varieties of neopaganism, or in Wicca.

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