How many phobias can YOU get from reading the Bible?

I was thinking of phobias earlier today, and decided to compile a satirical list of phobias one could conceivably ‘catch’ from reading the Bible, believing in its contents, and partaking in its practices. I have separated them into the following six categories: Time, Environment/Animals, The Church, Unworthiness, Pleasures and the Body, and Punishment. They are self-explanatory. Within each category, the phobias are organized alphabetically.

Time
Apeirophobia– Fear of infinity.
Chronophobia– Fear of time.

Environment/Animals
Antlophobia-Fear of floods.Arsonphobia/Pyrophobia– Fear of fire.
Astraphobia/Brontophobia/Keraunophobia/Tonitrophobia
– Fear of thunder and lightning.
Astrophobia– Fear of stars or celestial space.
Aurophobia-Fear of gold.
Barophobia-Fear of gravity.
Cibophobia-Fear of food.
Ichthyophobia-Fear of fish
Ophidiophobia/Ophiophobia-Fear of snakes.
Ornithophobia-Fear of birds.
Ovisophobia-Fear of sheep.
Taurophobia– Fear of bulls.
Thalassophobia– Fear of the sea.
Xerophobia-Fear of dry things or places such as deserts.

The Church
Automatonophobia– Fear of fear of anything that falsely represents a sentient being – dolls (think Jesus and Virgin Mary representations), ventriloquist’s dummies, mannequins, animatronic creatures, wax statues.
Bibliophobia
– Fear of books.
Chrematophobia-
Fear of wealth.
Demonophobia/Daemonophobia
– Fear of demons.
Ecclesiophobia
– Fear of church.
Eleutherophobia-
Fear of freedom.
Epistemophobia/Gnosiophobia
– Fear of knowledge.
Gamophobia
-Fear of marriage.
Hagiophobia
– Fear of saints or holy things.
Heresyphobia/Hereiophobia
– Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Hierophobia
– Fear of priests or sacred things.
Homilophobia
– Fear of sermons.
Hypengyophobia/Hypegiaphobia-
Fear of responsibility.
Judaeophobia-
Fear of Jews and of Jewish culture.
Kyphophobia
– Fear of stooping.
Lalophobia
-Fear of talking.
Lygophobia-
Fear of darkness.
Lyssophobia-
Fear of becoming insane.
Melanophobia
– Fear of the color black.
Mythophobia
– Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
Numerophobia
– Fear of numbers.
Ochlophobia-
Fear of crowds or mobs.
Onomatophobia
– Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
Ouranophobia/Uranophobia-Fear of heaven.
Papaphobia
– Fear of the Pope of the papacy.
Pediophobia
– Fear of dolls.
Phasmophobia/Pneumatophobia/Spectrophobia
-Fear of spirits, specters, and incorporeal beings.
Phonophobia
– Fear of noises or voices or one’s own voice; of telephones.
Pogonophobia
– Fear of beards.
Potophobia-
Fear of alcohol or alcoholic beverages.
Psychophobia-
Fear of mind.
Satanophobia
– Fear of Satan.
Staurophobia
– Fear of crosses or the crucifix.
Symbolophobia
– Fear of symbolism.
Symmetrophobia
– Fear of symmetry.
Taphephobia/Taphophobia-
Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
Teleophobia
– 1) Fear of definite plans. 2) Religious ceremony.
Theologicophobia
– Fear of theology.
Theophobia
– Fear of gods or religion.
Toxiphobia/Toxophobia/Toxicophobia-
Fear of poison or of being accidentally poisoned.
Tyrannophobia
– Fear of tyrants.
Verbophobia
– Fear of words.
Wiccaphobia:
Fear of witches and witchcraft.
Zeusophobia
– Fear of God or gods.

Unworthiness
Atelophobia-Fear of imperfection.
Athazagoraphobia-
Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.
Automysophobia-
Fear of being dirty.
Cacophobia-
Fear of ugliness.
Doxophobia-
Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.
Eisoptrophobia-
Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
Enosiophobia/Enissophobia-
Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.

Pleasures and the Body
Androphobia-Fear of men.
Bathophobia-
Fear of depth or bathing.
Erotophobia-
Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Eurotophobia-
Fear of female genitalia.
Genophobia-
Fear of sex.
Gymnophobia-
Fear of nudity.
Gynephobia/Gynophobia-
Fear of women.
Hedonophobia-
Fear of feeling pleasure.
Hemophobia-
Fear of blood.
Homophobia-
Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Ithyphallophobia-
Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
Kolpophobia-
Fear of genitals, particularly female.
Menophobia-
Fear of menstruation.
Paraphobia-Fear of sexual perversion.
Proctophobia-
Fear of rectums.
Venustraphobia-Fear of beautiful women.

Punishment
Catagelophobia-Fear of being ridiculed.
Cleptophobia-
Fear of stealing.
Hadephobia/Stygiophobia-
Fear of hell.
Hamartophobia-
Fear of sinning.
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia-
Fear of the number 666.
Ideophobia-
Fear of ideas.
Leprophobia-
Fear of leprosy.
Mastigophobia/Poinephobia-
Fear of punishment.
Odynophobia/Odynephobia/Algophobia-
Fear of pain.
Peccatophobia-Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.
Phronemophobia-Fear of thinking.
Rhabdophobia-
Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)
Teratophobia-
Fear of monsters or giving birth to a monster.
Thanatophobia/Thantophobia-
Fear of death or dying.
Zelophobia-Fear of jealousy.

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2 responses to “How many phobias can YOU get from reading the Bible?

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  2. Zeusophobia

    Fear of my dog, Zeus!

    I love phobia lists, there are as many phobias as you can imagine. If you think your phobia does not exist, then you make it up! Take the greek or latin root of the word, and add the suffix “phobia”.

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