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OurDayWillCome

Which one is a real phobia?

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A phobia is an irrational fear or aversion to something. On that basis only one of the following is a phobia. Please feel free to correct me if I have missed something 😁

Islamaphobia - I don't see anything irrational in fearing Islam so for me it's not a phobia.

Swinophobia - I see no logical reason to hate pigs so it must be a phobia.

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8 hours ago, OurDayWillCome said:

A phobia is an irrational fear or aversion to something. On that basis only one of the following is a phobia. Please feel free to correct me if I have missed something 😁

Islamaphobia - I don't see anything irrational in fearing Islam so for me it's not a phobia.

Swinophobia - I see no logical reason to hate pigs so it must be a phobia.

There is a historical reason to fear pigs as vectors of disease that can transfer to humans. I think many religious doctrines have a logical basis for the time time they were written. Time changes though and, with regard to pigs. due to husbandry and veterinary science, although these advances may still not be practiced in all parts of the world. In my lifetime in the UK it was good practice to cook pork well but now you can eat pork pink due to good husbandry and veterinary science, and the eradication of worms in the meat.

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