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—“What led you to replace Pagan with Heathen in this oath?”— A Friend
Technically ‘pagan’ is the name of a christian criticism of heathens the way marxists used capitalism to criticize the middle class. Heathen means, as far as I can tell, ‘religion of the hearth’, or more correctly ‘folk religion’, or ‘natural religion’. Whereas monotheism = political religion = unnatural.