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The following is a list of religious slurs in the English language that are, or have been, used as insinuations or allegations about adherents of a given religion or to refer to them in a derogatory (critical or disrespectful), pejorative (disapproving or contemptuous), or insulting manner.
Someone perceived as aggressively imposing their Christian beliefs upon others.
The term derives from preachers thumping their hands down on the Bible, or thumping the Bible itself, to emphasize a point during a sermon.
The term's target domain is broad and can often extend to anyone engaged in a public show of religion, fundamentalist or not.
The term is most commonly used in English-speaking countries.(UK, Australia & New Zealand) a Protestant, particularly one from a Pentecostal or fundamentalist denomination, who believes in the fundamentalist authority of the Bible; also commonly used universally against Christians who are perceived to go out of their way to force their faith upon others.(US) an enthusiastic Protestant prone to rolling on the floor, suffering from fits or "speaking in tongues" (Pentecostals during worship or prayer).
The term holy roller, however, is applied to some Evangelical Protestants, especially charismatics, if they are vocal about their own religious views or critical of individuals who do not meet their moral standards.
"Proddywhoddy" and "proddywoddy" are used in children's school rhymes in Cork.(US) A member of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing.
Originated as "Shaking Quakers", in reference to their similarity to Quakers as well as their charismatic worship practices, which involved dancing, shouting, and speaking in tongues.
The term was originally derogatory,(US) White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, refers to an elite social class of powerful white Americans of British Protestant ancestry.
Often used as a pejorative to attack WASP historical dominance over the financial, cultural, academic, and legal institutions of the United States Originated as military slang, now commonly used by non-military personnel to refer to Muslims or Middle Easterners in general.
Originating from the word Hajji, an honorific title for Muslims who successfully completed the Hajj to Mecca.(Western U.