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From Latin religiō (moral obligation, worship) and Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos, fear).


religiophobia (uncountable)

  1. An irrational or obsessive fear or anxiety of religion, religious faith, religious people or religious organisations.
    • 1937, A Chakravarti, Humanism and Indian Thought, G.S. Press, page 2:
      Hence it is not necessary for the scientists to develop a sort of religiophobia nor is it necessary for the religious man to develop an attitude of suspicion against science.
    • 1997, Jim Sleeper, Liberal Racism:
      Racial groupthink and "religiophobia"...
    • 2003, Ethan Walker, The Mystic Christ:
      In fact he reverses the issue of religiophobia by stating flatly that those who are not against him are for him!


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