Question by Lakely: Did the word “Pagan” have its origins in Christian intollerance.?
There is a city in Burma called PAGAN… in which there are thousands of temples… and very obviously the ancient people there were very devoted to God (as they knew God… in their own tradition)
Now, I suspect that when the western missionaries saw this Holy Town they were shocked to realize that these people were worshiping God in a way that they did not understand, so they called them “Pagans.”
So do you think the word “Pagan” had its origins in Chrisitian intollerance?
Answer by Sir Offenzalot
Can you please cite an example where Jesus was seen as being intolerant? (other than being intolerant of evil I can’t find any examples)
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