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