The
Heathen
are,


Gentiles; those who do not know
the true God; unbelievers;
those who worship idols.



But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions,
as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  Be ye not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of,  before ye ask Him.


Matthew 6:7-8