This is pretty much the fear of just seeing your reflection- sometimes it can root from the fact that one is scared of seeing their own face.
What started out as a fictional fear for a book is now a reality as people came forward and confessed to this kind of fear.
Would it be weird to say that people who have this are atheist?
Not a lot of people have this so there isn’t really a lot of reason as to why they should have this fear. Maybe a date gone wrong? Who knows?
In popular internet slang, this would be called “Phobiaception”! To be honest, I don’t get it myself but the gist is that you are scared of being scared. This is a legitimate problem and affects less than one percent of the population. It maybe a small number, but to people who are actually sufferers of this, they tend to do things that doesn’t cause them to panic.
There are many reasons for a person to have this kind of phobia. A person who come from abusive households and was always instructed to “close their eyes to keep the monsters away” is one of the more popular reasons. Other people might’ve witnessed something terrible and would rather keep their eyes shut, that way they could keep from seeing it again. Or ever.