Sunday, November 26, 2006

Phobias anyone?

What is the name for the fear of the number 666?

Fear of the number 13?

Fear of Friday the 13th?

Fear of long words [which you must be suffering from, by now, after reading the previous answers]?

Phobias are interesting. Just as you can tell a lot about a man's character by looking at what he throws away in his trash bin, you can tell a lot about a society by looking at what it fears. To me, phobias are God's way of saying, "Well, you had better be careful of these things, since I made some irrational fears built into you." They are like hard-coded bugs in our operating system, if I may.

Interesting phobias are available here, and here.

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