theophobia


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theophobia

[‚thē·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of a deity or of divine punishment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There will certainly not lack those who would like to impute this opinion to us, but you, lovely reader whom theophobia does not belabor, you will understand perfectly well that an economics that does not deny religion can be written and accept its foundations even by one who is not a theologian, as one can teach an architecture that does not deny geometry even from one who is not a geometer, as a mathematics that does not deny metaphysics can be written even by one who is not a metaphysician.
Rabbi Aaron traces his motivation for writing this book to a condition he calls "theophobia"--a notion of God as a "cosmic party pooper" and stern unrelenting judge.
Therefore, close cooperation and interaction among divine religions to halt such destructive moves is an absolute necessity." He called on the followers of divine religions to lead the way to "establishing justice, uprooting oppression and overcoming discriminatory practices." President Ahmadinejad also expressed Iran's readiness to further cooperate with the Vatican in order to stop acts of sacrilege, the spread of Theophobias such as Islamophobia and the destabilization of families.