It is no accident that Hitler, Lenin, Pol Pot and other butchers of note took special pains early in their despotic careers to suppress religion and undermine the traditional family. Theophobes would find such a characterization truly horrifying, but it’s true. This explains why theophobia – while popular in faculty lounges, journalism seminars and Hollywood bacchanals – has not and probably never will attract a public following of any appreciable influence or size.