religiophobia

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

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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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