Tuesday, July 28, 2009

When Does Dogma Become Harmful?

We often talk negatively about dogma in the pagan community. But dogma, in it's pure dictionary sense, is really the philosophy of a religion. The tenets and beliefs that bind a religious community together is its dogma.

So when does dogma become bad and harmful?

I think it's when people stop questioning, or are discouraged from questioning. If we're made to blindly believe without having the opportunity to think it through and examine it from all angles, then we lose something.

What do y'all say?

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