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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

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

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

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Martin Luther

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

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
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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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