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    Is religionism a proper word?

    I want the technical word.
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    Anyone? You discuss so much about religion. Just a term. -.-
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    (Original post by Alpha510)
    Is religionism a proper word?

    I want the technical word.
    It's called 'religious discrimination'. Although this term is mainly associated with the workplace.

    http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/religion.cfm

    Obviously you have some terms that are associated with one particular religion as well such as:

    Islamophobia
    Christophobia
    Anti-semitism
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    You can say sectarian in some circumstances. And there are obviously Anti-Semetic and Islamaphobic to describe it for two religions.
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    (Original post by Alpha510)
    Is religionism a proper word?

    I want the technical word.
    Under the Equality Act 2010, it's 'discrimination on the grounds of religion'.
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    There isnt a specific, general word for it.
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    And what about "religionism"? What exactly is that? Does it even exist?

    And thank you people.
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    (Original post by Alpha510)
    And what about "religionism"? What exactly is that? Does it even exist?

    And thank you people.
    Being extremely religious.

    "Excessive or affected religious zeal." The American Heritage® Dictionary

    "extreme religious fervour" Collins

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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/religionism
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    (Original post by Dagnabbit)
    Being extremely religious.

    "Excessive or affected religious zeal." The American Heritage® Dictionary

    "extreme religious fervour" Collins

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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/religionism
    Thank you.

    I got it that religionism is more about fanaticism than discrimination.

    Ah, but it's a word which yet has to dive into our dictionaries.
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    (Original post by Alpha510)
    Thank you.

    I got it that religionism is more about fanaticism than discrimination.

    Ah, but it's a word which yet has to dive into our dictionaries.
    Possibly. The beauty of the English language is that it is ever-changing. I can understand how you may have thought 'religionism' meant that.

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    (Original post by Dagnabbit)
    Islamophobia
    Christophobia
    Anti-semitism
    Antisemitism is different; that is classified as a "racial" issue, because apparently you can be of Jewish heritage. It makes no sense to me, but apparently Jews are a race.

    It's worth noting that this is not discrimination we are talking about, but prejudice. They aren't the same!

    The terms used for being against religion are antitheist (it strictly means opposition to the notion of a deity, but it also means being against religion), or antireligion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-religion

    However, being antireligious (as I am) does not mean you discriminate against people based on it. I have a deep hatred of Islam, but I don't discriminate against Muslims per se.
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    (Original post by Alpha510)
    And what about "religionism"? What exactly is that? Does it even exist?

    And thank you people.
    (Original post by Dagnabbit)
    Being extremely religious.

    "Excessive or affected religious zeal." The American Heritage® Dictionary

    "extreme religious fervour" Collins

    Source:

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/religionism
    Unfortunately, like daggnabit has shown, no.

    I can see your thinking. But it's a similar thing to Islamaphobia/ homophobia. If you didn't know and were studying english but weren't fluent, you might think they mean that you're afraid of muslims/gays . . .

    It appears there isn't a single general word. There should be though.
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    (Original post by Dagnabbit)
    It's called 'religious discrimination'. Although this term is mainly associated with the workplace.

    http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/religion.cfm

    Obviously you have some terms that are associated with one particular religion as well such as:

    Islamophobia
    Christophobia
    Anti-semitism
    I think the christian one is anti-clericalism, not christophobia.


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    (Original post by k_bourne)
    Antisemitism is different; that is classified as a "racial" issue, because apparently you can be of Jewish heritage. It makes no sense to me, but apparently Jews are a race.

    It's worth noting that this is not discrimination we are talking about, but prejudice. They aren't the same!
    Yeah you're right Jews are a race as well as a religion. It confuses me. So wait, does that mean you can't convert to Jewism like you can with other religions?


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    (Original post by samaaf)
    Yeah you're right Jews are a race as well as a religion. It confuses me. So wait, does that mean you can't convert to Jewism like you can with other religions?


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    There is the race of Judaism and the religion of Judaism. You can convert to Judaism (religion) but not to the race of it. The flipside of that is that racial Jews can be atheists, Christians, Muslims or whatever else they feel like. It's bizarre.
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    (Original post by samaaf)
    I think the christian one is anti-clericalism, not christophobia.


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    I've had a look but apparently that only covers a discrimination of the clergy, rather than Christianity as a whole. Such examples would be discrimination against bishops or vicars. It doesn't seem to cover discrimination against 'ordinary' Christians who are not in a position of power.
 
 
 
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