maltheism

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Etymology[edit]

Macaronic nonce coinage from mal-, from Latin malus ‎(bad), + theism (compare misotheism and dystheism). Attested in Usenet discussions from 1985[1]

Noun[edit]

maltheism ‎(uncountable)

  1. The belief that there is an evil God or gods.
    • 2006, Charles Phipps , The Undying Machine, p. 104:
      Eve's decision is enough to make me consider choosing agnosticism as my preferred faith, or at least maltheism.

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