Originally Posted by loveboston
A pagan is someone who rejects your love even if you healed them of their sickness, fed them when they were hungry and died to protect them from religious bigots who claim to be doing god's work when they harm or kill innocent people.
Where on earth do you get that definition of pagan?
I do not believe the word pagan was in the Bible. It is a Latin word meaning country person. Pagans could be, and were, quite religious. Roman Catholic Christians eventually converted "pagans" to Christianity by force, and "pro-pagan-da."
I think it was many Jews who were depicted in the stories in the gospels to have rejected Jesus. Not people practicing the state religion of Rome at the time (ie, worshiping Zeus and the other Olympic pantheon). Romans could, and some did, worship Christ as one of the pantheon.
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley
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