Buddha on Dogma

Buddh was not a follower of dogma and said, “believe nothing,  O monks, merely because you have been told  it  . . . . .  or because it is traditional, or because you yourselfs have imagined it.  Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis,  you find conducive to  the good,  the benefit, the welfare of all  being, that  doctrine believe and change to,  and take  as  your guide.”  (6th Cent)