“... As it turned out, the use of the word "Dogma" caused almost more trouble than it was worth. Jacques Monod pointed out to me that I did not appear to understand the correct use of the word dogma, which is a belief that cannot be doubted... I used the word the way I myself thought about it, not as most of the world does, and simply applied it to a grand hypothesis that, however plausible, had little direct experimental support.”
The "Stratford Dogma" ( William Shakspere of Stratford is identical with the author of Hamlet, Macbeth or King Lear) is a view, or a "belief" accepted by the academic community of anglistic literature troughout the world without being questioned or doubted.
Dogmata are found in religions where they are considered core principles that must be upheld by believers of that religion. As a fundamental element of Religion the term "dogma" is assigned to those tenets which are considered to be unanimously agreed upon, such that their proposed disputation or revision effectively means that a person no longer accepts the given religion as his or her own, or has entered into a period of personal doubt.
"Dogma" is distinguished from theological "opinion" regarding those things considered less well-known. Rejection of dogma may lead to expulsion from a religious group.
Dogmatism, a reaction to scepticism.
As a possible reaction to skepticism, dogmatism is a set of beliefs or doctrines that are established as undoubtedly in truth. They are regarded as truths relating closely to the nature of faith.
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