Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 17:38|
Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:49:53AM -0700, Stone Gordonssen wrote:
> > As a Gay white male Pagan living in the USA
> Okay, so "Gay" and "Pagan" get capitalized, but "white" and "male" don't?
> Is this the current generally-accepted politically correct usage?
> I'm just trying to keep up, here. :)
BTW, my unhelpful dictionary translates "pagan" as _hednisk_, which simply
means "heathen, non-Christian". Presumably, someone using it of him-/herself is
intending it in a rather more specific meaning. The capitalization would
suggest something more specific too, I should think.
My impression is that the word in a present-day context refers to people
adhering to revived pre-Christian European religions. Is that correct?