phallicism


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phallicism

(ˈfælɪˌsɪzəm) or

phallism

n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the worship or veneration of the phallus
ˈphallicist, ˈphallist n

phal•li•cism

(ˈfæl əˌsɪz əm)

also phal•lism

(ˈfæl ɪz əm)

n.
worship of the phallus, esp. as symbolic of power or of the generative principle of nature.
[1880–85]
phal′li•cist, phal′list, n.

phallicism

the worship of the phallus as symbolic of the generative power of nature. — phallicist, phallist, n.
See also: God and Gods
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Daly believes that Christianity is a form of phallicism, and coined the dictum "When God is male, then the male is God.