Definitions

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  • n. The belief that there is an evil God or gods.

Etymologies

Macaronic nonce coinage from mal-, from Latin malus ("bad"), + theism (compare misotheism and dystheism). Attested in Usenet discussions from 1985 (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If one can step aside from millennia of cultural conditioning that makes one feel inclined to exhibit a maniacal sensitivity towards other people’s dangerous superstitions, a simple analysis of Robertson and his religious colleagues’ beliefs suggests that the case for maltheism is more than strong.

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  • I will pass from atheism to maltheism in a heartbeat.

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  • The basic tenets of maltheism might be presented the following way according to the deus deceptor analogy:

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  • Net Crap 5/6 Wikipedia: Eutheism, dystheism, and maltheism I have never read about maltheism before.

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  • And Keter up there says he "had been predicting partial maltheism as the explanation to the show … I had actually thought for the longest time that the show was polytheistic in that there were not only Gods but one who fancied himself the" one true God, "but apparently the colonial deities were all constructs to play in the great game of the One True God."

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  • Tuned to horror (or perhaps more properly maltheism) by John Keel (especially in Why UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse and Our Haunted Planet, both well worth reading), and to conspiracy by Vallee himself (in a number of works beginning with The Invisible College and Messengers of Deception), the "PSH," the Psycho-Social Hypothesis of UFO origins, kicked off by Vallee's book comes as close as anything to constituting the hidden skeleton of modern American (or properly Western, given its global spread) legendry.

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