a : something held as an established opinion; especially : a definite authoritative tenet
b : a code of such tenets
a: companionship or association with one's fellows
b: a voluntary association of individuals for common ends; especially : an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession
I saw this sign posted on a college bulletin board last week. It sounds great, doesn't it? If I take language seriously, the poster is inviting me to be a part of an organized group that will be free of established opinions on the issues.
Who, I wondered, would take the time to start a group that stands for nothing? And who would attend the meetings? An article on the Dogma-Free Society answered at least one question: