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dogma

noun article of faith, axiom, belief, canon, conviction, credendum, credo, creed, declaration of faith, dictum, doctrinaire opinion, doctrine, dogma, doxy, maxim, orthodoxy, persuasion, placitum, precept, professed belief, rule, tenet
See also: article, belief, conviction, doctrine, idea, persuasion, precept, principle, rule, theory, thesis

DOGMA, civil law. This word is used in the first chapter, first section, of the second Novel, and signifies an ordinance of the senate. See also Dig. 27, 1, 6.

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There is a connection and that fact cannot be argued, but one must ask oneself if HIV is always the only cause of AIDS, as the dogmatists believe.
Thus Pascal conceives the idea of a "letter to induce men to seek God," where men should look for God "among the philosophers, sceptics and dogmatists, who will worry the man who seeks" (4/184).
or simply less miserable than the one they inhabit" (171), and ends his study saying "Les Miserables is one of the works that has been most influential in making so many men and women of all languages and cultures desire a more just, rational, and beautiful world than the one they live in" If dictatorships or religious dogmatists still believe they must censure such works today, then the novel, he concludes, is not a dying genre.
I could feel the impatient universalism of the Catholic modernist George Tyrell: "Why can't those earthbound dogmatists see that the whole point of it all is divine and spiritual?
Point 1 underscores how extreme are these dogmatists.
We'll probably never persuade the dogmatists of the Religious Right, but those occupying the middle ground are probably open to persuasion.
Harrold surmises that if the era's dogmatists had proposed a more rigorous theology, perhaps the shifting intellectual needs of their generation might have been more readily satisfied.
Maybe meritocratic thinking is too 21st-century for dogmatists such as K.
Russell argues that, in the battle over evolution, the forces of science successfully painted the clergy as hidebound dogmatists, clinging to scriptural explanations over the weight of empirical evidence.
We are 'over-emotional'; we get easily confused, worried, terrorized, or discouraged; or else we become absolutists, dogmatists.