- dogma: a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof.
- tenet: an opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by a person or especially by an organization.
- doctrine: a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
- a principle established through judicial decisions
- a principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma
- a rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent
- a statement of official government policy, especially in foreign affairs and military strategy
However, that doesn't mean I need to dismiss all doctrine. If a doctrine is established as reasonable (that is, as through judicial decisions or when established by precedent, as defined above) then it should be accepted, even without proof, until such times as proof is found (either supporting or otherwise) or further judicial decisions are made.
The question for us today is which established doctrines should now be dismissed due to proof or judicial decisions, and which should be maintained?