Heresy vs Disbelief - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between heresy and disbelief

is that heresy is (religion) a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from roman catholic dogma while disbelief is unpreparedness, unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case.

heresy

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(wikipedia heresy)

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Noun

(heresies)
  • (religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
  • * 1968 , History of Western Civilization, edited by Heyes, Baldwin & Cole, p.47. Macmillan. Library of Congress 67–13596
  • Heresy meant deliberate departure from the accepted doctrines of the church. It was intellectual and spiritual dissent and concerned the beliefs of Christianity, not the morals of its adherents.
  • A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
  • See also

    * schism * Arianism * monophysism * Nestorianism * Pelagianism

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    disbelief

    English

    Noun

  • Unpreparedness, unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case.
  • She cried out in disbelief on hearing that terrorists had crashed an airplane into the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Astonishment.
  • I stared in disbelief at the Grand Canyon.
  • The loss or abandonment of a belief; cessation of belief.
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  • Synonyms

    * incredulity

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