(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Departure from orthodoxy
1. heterodoxy, syncretism; sectarianism, nonconformity, unconformity, secularism, denominationalism, cultism; heresy, schism, error, false doctrine; schismaticism, recusancy; backsliding, apostasy, atheism, irreligion.
2. bigotry (see obstinacy); fanaticism, zealotry, iconoclasm; hyperorthodoxy, precisianism, bibliolatry, sabbatarianism, puritanism, idolatry; dissent, superstition.
3. (religious nonconformist) sectarian, heretic, seceder, separatist, recusant, dissenter, dissident, nonconformist, nonjuror; gentile; zealot, fanatic.
4. sect, denomination, faction, division, schism, organization, group, school, church, following, fellowship, ism, faith.
Verbs — deviate, stray, err, fall into error.
Adjectives — heterodox, sectarian, heretical, denominational, nonconformist, unorthodox, unscriptural, uncanonical, apocryphal; schismatic, recusant, iconoclastic, dissenting, dissident, secular; pantheistic, polytheistic; bigoted, prejudiced, exclusive, narrow, intolerant, fanatical, dogmatical; superstitious, ideological, visionary; idolatrous.
Quotations — Orthodoxy is my doxy; heterodoxy is another man's doxy (William Warburton), I am for religion, against religions (Victor Hugo), There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it (G. B. Shaw), Old religious factions are volcanoes burnt out (Edmund Burke), One religion is as true as another (Robert Burton).
Antonyms, see religion.

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