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Theophobia is a fear of religion or gods. Theophobes may avoid religious texts, houses of worship, and people who believe in deities. Theophobia may be expressed as fear, anger or other negative emotion toward religious practitioners. Theophobic representation may categorize the deity as being an arbitrary totalitarian dictator or contrariwise, as being not worthy of worship.
People who have long family history of religious faith are more likely to suffer theophobia. People who are theophobic may affect their belief systems that offer rewards and punishments, even in the afterlife.
- Zeusophobia – fear of gods