That dirty word doctrine

Listening to how people speak, how they think and whether a word choice carries with it a positive or negative connotation can quickly suggest some impressions about  doctrine. Recently a candid meeting confirmed my suspicions. Apparently some regard doctrine as a dirty word. How did we arrived here?

Consider the following stereotypes from history. For many, such story snippets exist in mere memory, nevertheless I suspect they resonate and wield determinative power over current perspectives. Once we understand something about the journey, what might the next steps be?

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