As nouns the difference between heresy and paganism
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 paganism
is indigenous and polytheistic religions.
(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
A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
- 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.
Indigenous and polytheistic religions.
A class of religions often associated with nature rituals.
- Most people in that region practise their own form of paganism .
- While paganism is a broad term, most forms pay close attention to the lunar and solar cycles.