Heathen gets used more and more here (or may be I'm just noticing it more). But -

Heathen aren't godless.

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According to what definition? From what I understand all atheists are heathens but not all heathens are atheist.

Some years back I read an article by a heathen pagan, venting his dislike of atheists. He reminded fellow heathens that atheists (unlike Christians, Jews, Buddhists etc) do not believe in anything spiritual and have 'nothing in common' with them. He also felt that we atheists, by emphasizing logic over spirituality were cold and elitist.

Jay, the guy who wrote the article about atheists being cold and elitist because we emphasize logic over spirituality obviously didn't know many Atheists!  I don't see how using reason instead of 'faith', whatever that is supposed to mean, makes someone cold.  I guess he thinks most scientists aren't warm, loving people and they think they're better than everyone else.  Oh well, let them think what they want.  WE know who and what we are!

nailed it.

Actually he didn't like scientists either because they, like atheists, tend to shoot down magic and woo.

hea·then

[hee-thuhn] Show IPA noun, plural hea·thens, hea·then, adjective
noun
1.
an unconverted individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible; a person who is neither a Jew, Christian, nor Muslim; pagan.
2.
an irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person.
 
I always thought a heathen was just an evil person, never bothered to look it up. Huh! it is nice to know exactly what you are, or at least how other people perceive you.

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