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Dogma Dogmatic Dogmatism


~ DOGMA      A TENET or BELIEF 
^            often IMPLIES A COLLECTIVE BELIEF  or!
             opp from DOUBT   <see>   SCRUPULE
~ DOGMATIC   id+ ARROGANT ASSERTION OF OPINION
             THEOLOGY OFFERS A BODY OF DOCTRINES AFFIRMED BY
             AUTHORITATIVE MEANS
             lat DOGMA      = OPINION HELD AS TRUE from
             gr  DOXA         OPINION               sug> ORTHODOX
                 DOKEIN       TO THINK or TO SEEM  TO BELIEVE
                 DOGMATIZEIN  TO LAY DOWN BY A DECREE as in
                 DOXOLOGY     PRAISE THE LORD      <sign
                 HETERODOXOS  ANOTHER OPINION       sug> HERETIC
                 ORTHODOXOS   TRUE BELIEF or ORTHODOX
                 PARADOXOS    CONTRARY TO THOUGHT or PARADOX
             ply> | DOXA is TOXA  furthermore DOGMA is TOXIC |
             ply> | PARADOX REVOLVES ON THE PINION OF OPINION |
~ DOGMATISM  implies A DOGMA SUBDUING MENTAL DOUBTS   sug> MORAL
             BOTH DOGMATISM AND SCIENCE WORSHIP THE TRUTH
  but DOGMA OFTEN DENIES SCIENTIFIC FACTS            <paradox
      DOGMA CAN DENY FREEDOM                          see> SCRUPLE
      DOGMA CAN DENY THE TRUTH or CORRUPT             sug> ETHIC
  lit+ " FREEDOM WITHOUT FREEDOM OF THOUGHT IS MEANINGLESS
         THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WITHOUT DOUBT " from
  Bergen EVANS [90] in "Nonsense"   chapter 19
  ... segments deleted
  med> DOGMATIST PHYSICIANS WERE FOUND MOSTLY
       IN ALEXANDRIA EGYPT
       THEY WERE FOLLOWERS MOSTLY OF PLATO
  hx> the following statement by the Presidium of the Soviet Union
      cited per H J  MULLER [22]  illustrates COMMUNIST DOGMA
       " ... TO APPLY BIOLOGIC LAWS TO HUMAN BEINGS     sug> USRR
    IS TO LOWER THEM TO THE LEVEL OF BEASTS ... "       sug> BEAST
  sug> INSANITY as in NOT SANE                     see> DEGENERATE

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