What Is Dogma?


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Simply speaking, dogma refers to creed or doctrine. It is either a belief or a body of beliefs that is to be acted on without scientific thought. A principle which is taught to further one's belief on a particular stream of thought is known as dogma.

Dogma pertains to statements extended by someone who thinks that they should be accepted without evidence. A dogma can be in the form of a religious doctrine or an authoritative doctrine. A dogma is not supposed to be disputed or suspected and should be accepted as they are. Apart from religious dogmas which are supposed to be blindly followed, there are dogmas in the areas of philosophy, politics and within the society as well. Though dogmas are contradictory to scientific analysis, there are some who believe that the scientific method itself has dogmatic references.

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