Technically Hindus would be considered pagan, because paganism technically includes any polytheistic (or atheistic, I feel) religion.
Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller", "rustic") is a blanket term, typically used to refer to religious traditions which are polytheistic or indigenous.
It's pretty loose on definition, and I think it's one that a lot of people don't really understand.
I have to go to work now but later perhaps I'll work on a bit of a glossary for this thread, may be helpful
Yes,but even catholics have saints ,and the virgin Mary .
So its a bit of semantics I think .
And who would be calling it pagan ? The catholic church ....so its a matter of perspective as well .
So many people are Buddhists,and it is organized ,granted ,its not like they have something like the Vatican.
I actually always thought there were more Buddhists ,worldwide,than any other religion ,given you have indian,japanese and china,all predominantly some form of buddhist ......
I was very wrong,its catholics .