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Definition of Heretic


  1. One who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion.
  2. One who having made a profession of Christian belief, deliberately and pertinaciously refuses to believe one or more of the articles of faith "determined by the authority of the universal church."

Heretic Quotations

I do look for openings where I can overturn popular misconceptions, but unlike Christopher Hitchens, I am neither a contrarian nor a lone heretic. I like to have a significant number of academics watching my back.
Steven Pinker

If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.
Charles Spurgeon

A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
Albert Camus

The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
George Bernard Shaw
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Heretic Translations

heretic in Dutch is ketter
heretic in German is Ketzer
heretic in Hungarian is eretnek
heretic in Italian is eretico
heretic in Norwegian is kjetter
heretic in Spanish is hereje
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