Paganism relates to individual adhering to non-Abrahamic religions, especially earlier polytheism, and, by extension, individuals considered uncivilized or unenlightened.
- Saint Fidgeta was sent to live with her pagan uncle who enrolled her a pagan grammar school (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 11-2).
- Dragomira had a pagan brother, Bogeslaw (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 14).
- Visigoth chieftain Harg was converted to Christianity by a local hermit, which prompted the chief's consecration of a cathedral in honor of his slain cousin (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 33).
- Arthur "Dutch" Wolohan writes to the question box that his kids keep pestering him for money to ransom pagan babies (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 41).
- A number of pagans use Saint Goar's ferryboat to the cross the Rhine River but fall prey to his involuntary baptisms (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 66-9).
Paganism is a broad group of indigenous and historical polytheistic religious traditions - in a wider sense, paganism has also been understood to include any non-Abrahamic, folk, or ethnic religion. Early Christians referred to the diverse array of cults around them as a single group for convenience and rhetoric. To Christians, the most important distinction was whether or not someone worshiped the one true God. Those who did not were outsiders to the Church and thus pagan. Paganism came to be equated by Christians with a sense of hedonism, representing those who are sensual, materialistic, self-indulgent, unconcerned with the future, and uninterested in sophisticated religion.