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n. a person who protests any injustice, usually with a high degree of enthusiasm or zealotry. Originally applied only to people protesting the constraints of the Roman Catholic Church it is now, in a kind of protest, applicable to other causes. The word "protestation" has , of course, never been constrained.
Look at all those protestants occupying Wall Street! Where are the authorities?

I think their lack of intervention means they're protestants too.
by gnostic1 October 29, 2011
A Christian belonging to a Christian Church that is not Catholic or Orthodox. The main beleifs of Protestants is the same as other Christians. The details and practices are where the main diferences are. They don't usually practice the Eucharist at every service. They don't generally emulate all or any saints and Mary. Female and married priest are allowed. This brach of Christianity stems mainly from reformists like Martin Luther who had issues with the faults of the Catholic Church at his time.
The average Protestant is a good Christian and person overall. There is a few radicals who portray a negative stereotype. This image is the Homophobic, racist bigot who hates eveyone not like him. Many organzations like the KKK and other white supremisist groups have used the protestant religeon to spew their anit- jew, minority, catholic hatred to innocent people.
by northendwhitetrash June 25, 2007
1. (Definition) A Protestant is a person -- specifically, a Christian who is NOT a Catholic.

2. (Historical Origins) First seen in the 15th Century when the German princes use Martin Luther's 95 Theses as an excuse to break Rome's rule over them by forming their own churches unaffiliated with Catholicism. Another important schism from the Catholic Church occured when Henry VIII created the Anglican Church because the pope would not allow him to divorce his wife.

3. (Word origin) The word originates from "protest" -- Protestants protested against various teachings of the Catholic Church.

All other definitions of Protestants and Protestantism, while possibly superficially correct, mostly refer to specific sects of Protestantism such as Baptists, Episcopalians and Lutherans.
Monty was Catholic until last year, when he left the church. However, he claims to have remained a Christian. Therefore, he is a Protestant.
by Byro February 15, 2007
The socially-acceptable form of heretic.
I really admire the Protestant work ethic. It'll come in handy when they're shoveling coal in hell.
by MrSolis January 08, 2013
Scottish protestants are a minority grouping of mainly working class and unemployed individuals with little grasp for theology beyond simple statements of hatred against other churches, nationalities and racial groups. Members were responsible for the formation of the KKK in the USA, and were at the forefront in the development of the British nazi and facist movement before and after the second world war. Many protestants chose not to fight in the second world war, citing support for Hitler and a wish to see his world view imposed on the UK.
The Protestants are revolting
by WilliamBoyne June 20, 2007
a devil worshiping religon set up by henry the eight so he could ride other women usually practised by ugly smelly fucked up people
why is e.t a protestant? because he looks like one
by william moore March 14, 2007
A religon. Everyone has their own beleifs so to all the people who put bad and mean definitions for protestants they need to shut-up. Protestant follow practically the same rules as catholics.
I am a Protestant. I believe that Jesus is our savour and the son of God and that God is real.
by Vaniece June 30, 2006