Talk:Prayer phobia

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Is this a real term or something that was just made up? Yahooing "prayer phobia" comes up with exactly 7 entries, at least two of which are applying the term to Christians who are afraid to pray. HelpJazz 23:45, 21 September 2008 (EDT)

It looks like it came about from this. LiamG 23:49, 21 September 2008 (EDT)
Ah, good to know. HelpJazz 23:54, 21 September 2008 (EDT)
Yeah, it's just something I mentioned in an explanation of prayer to another person, and I thought it might be something useful when confronting others on this topic in the future. I don't know if it's an "official term" anywhere else but I think it fits in on Conservapedia. If you have some suggestions about how to finetune it though, I would certainly welcome them! Thanks. --DRamon 09:12, 22 September 2008 (EDT)
prayer sponsored or ordered by schools officials is illegal because of the US Supreme Court--it is not a decision local school officials are allowed to make. RJJensen 09:27, 22 September 2008 (EDT)

An alteration of the wording to read Many liberals and "progressive" secularists suffer from prayer phobia in that they not only don't pray themselves, but prohibit others from praying via explicit legislation to that effect should preserve the gist of the article while rendering the tags unnecessary. Bugler 16:33, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

How about "some liberals support banning school prayer"? The bigger problem with the article, thouhg, is that (as I mentioned almost a month ago) "prayer phobia" is not a real concept, and the only time it is mentioned, the definition doesn't fit the definition given here. HelpJazz 16:35, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

would this be better titled Fear of Prayer and tied back to Theophobia - fear of religion. That would make it a symptom of a recognised phobia rather than a local term. Markr 16:42, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

I think you guys are underplaying this. Fear of prayer is a very real thing amongst Liberal school administrators and teachers, anxious to promote their own atheistic views and suppress opposing views, and who fear prayer not just in a psychological and theological sense but fear also the empowerment and strengthening that classroom prayer would give to students who are believers. Bugler 16:56, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
I can accept thats its an issue , but there are two points to consider for Conservapedia. 1: how is this being linked so it can be found , will it list if someone searched the word "prayer" and 2: is it appropriate to make up a phobia, considering their is a list of recognised psychological phobias ? prayer in latin is votus , so the phobia would be I think votiphobia? I dont remember latin declensions .

sorry , last comment was mine Markr 17:07, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

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