Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Opus 2014-202:  New Terms:  Theophobia

I was reading in Proverbs and came across one of the references to the fear of the Lord.  My mind went on a tangent.  I thought of a term that gets thrown around a lot, “homophobic”, and began to wonder why we have not heard much about theophobia, the fear of God.  I thought I was onto something new.

Wikipedia has an entire category on words ending in “phobia.”   Theophobia was on the list with a linking article.

Oh, well.

I glanced down the list and saw two ways to divide it.  One type of title would be the linking of a Greek or Latin root with phobia.  Examples would be acrophobia, a fear of heights, not to be confused with arachnophobia, a fear of spiders.  The best is phobophobia, a fear of fear.  The other type would be linking some English word with phobia.  I found two dazzlers:  bozophobia and sissyphobia.

Pick your poison, or phobia.

homo unius libri

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