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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? Andreas


michael poxon <m.poxon@...>