"An addiction. A poor substitute for God. The reason we call people heretics."
The above quote was a response to the question of, "what is dogma?" And it was provided in all good conscience and anyone can correct or critique it as they see necessary.
I agree that the original question was a very simple one, and deserving of a straight forward reply. I am also aware of the responsibility of providing sound instruction to those seeking Christ. It is appropriate in my opinion to forewarn of the very real bigotry lurking in the unreflective use of dogmatic systems - whether political, social, or religious in content - and advise steering clear of these errors. I’m sure you will agree that addressing Protestant and Catholic brethren as "heretics" or in disdainful language does not set an appropriate example or role model.
There is a necessary relationship that exists between the original Deposit of Faith and dogmatic descriptions thereof. There is also a Truth Dragon to tease out of its cave. I’m confident that within a few years hurtful terms like “heretic” will not be thrown around so carelessly, and will be tolerated as words like “nigger”.