Theophobia is a fear of religion or gods. The primary objectives of sufferers are avoiding religious texts, houses of worship, and people who believe in deities. They are often expressed in horror or as an anger to people who believe in deity. Other symptoms include frustration, trembling, feeling like losing a mind, and lying to deity-believing people.
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.
Sufferers may need therapy aided by spiritual guidance to treat theophobia by clearing misconceptions about deity or by answering questions.
- "Theophobia- Fear of gods or religion". Phobia Source. Retrieved 15 July 2014.