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Question: Which phobia is most harmful to society?
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Xenophobia
 
#2
Sexophobia
 
#3
Homophobia
 
#4
Tropophobia
 
#5
Venustraphobia
 
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Friz
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« on: September 11, 2007, 08:34:14 PM »

Go.
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Bacon King
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 08:54:16 PM »

Definitions of the un-obvious ones:

Tropophobia- fear of change
Venustraphobia- fear of beautiful women
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 09:22:37 PM »

To society?

1.  Xenophobia
2.  Homophobia
3.  Tropophobia
4.  Venustraphobia
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 09:24:28 PM »

Probably homophobia as a generality since, it's the only one that really makes people lash out at a group within their nation. However in other situations the others could be worse.

Some degree of Xenophobia is natural in any society and can be healthy in small doses - don't want to be overly trusting. Of course taken to the utmost extremes it could be the worst. Take North Korea: Xenophobia prevents trade that could help starving people.

Tropophobia is again a mixed blessing and is natural. In moderate doses it prevents us from changing too fast for our own good. In the extreme it prevents us from changing what absolutely must be changed.

Sexophobia and Venustraphobia are always fine - just leaves more of the rest of us. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 10:32:41 PM »

I honestly can't decide.  They are all equally harmful. (Venustraphobia was a joke choice.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 12:22:48 AM »

Write In:  Arachnophobia.  Horrible movie.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 10:12:57 PM »

Write In:  Arachnophobia.  Horrible movie.

True. But when that particular phobia is applied correctly, it can be extremely beneficial to society. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2007, 03:02:51 AM »

Sexophobia - then you'd have a problem like Russia - and we'd have to give you prizes if you had a baby on Independence Day - and we'd have a Natn'l Sex Day where everybody takes off work and has sex (I have no problem w/ that - but it's a waste of a day - haven't people ever heard of just having sex @ night?Huh).

So - all those prizes would kill the economy.

But seriously - a society which fears sex can't reproduce.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2007, 08:49:30 AM »

Xenophobia, of course. This is the main reason for  interethnic problems all over the world.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2007, 11:38:03 PM »

Venustraphobia
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2007, 11:40:58 PM »

Tropophobia
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2007, 11:58:05 PM »

Xenophobia, of course. This is the main reason for  interethnic problems all over the world.
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2007, 12:13:09 PM »

What about Tristradechophobia?  (however the hell you spell it)
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