One-Liner Wednesday — Dogma

“You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.”

Dorothy Parker, American poet, writer, critic, and satirist

Dogma is a principle, or a set of principles, laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. Dogma is also a doctrine, or a body of doctrines, concerning faith or morals formally stated and authoritatively proclaimed by a church.

Dorothy Parker wisely pointed out that the dogma of most organized religions and even politics, rarely, if ever, changes, despite changing times and societal changes.


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

6 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Dogma

  1. Marleen November 26, 2020 / 10:12 am

    I wonder who the authority is. Marcus Tullius Cicero? Herod? The last standing Koch brother? Ayn Rand? Jerry Falwell Junior? Bill Clinton? Some random theologian ostentatiously pretending to morality and clearly blinding himself and others in order to stand for Donald Trump?

    https://www.libertarianism.org/publications/essays/marcus-tullius-cicero-who-gave-natural-law-modern-world

    For a while, he studied dialectics under Diodotus, the Stoic.

    I’ve chosen this excerpt, in passing, having run across it, today. My choice is owing to the fact of encountering a stubborn “random” obloviator who has repeatedly insisted on representing a penchant to define dialectics as Marxist… and evil.

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    • Marleen December 8, 2020 / 7:40 am

      Capitalism/Religion? Are we Human Sacrifice?

      Liked by 1 person

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