For better or for worse the Protestant branch of Christianity has led to the democratization of doctrine. It seems that whenever someone claims something to be an essential doctrine of Christianity it is responded to with a huff and a puff. Everyone wants to be Martin Luther and anyone who suggest that this or that doctrine is not available for reconsideration is considered a semi-Papist. If you say the deity of Christ is a non-negotiable to orthodoxy you receive a smart remark congratulating you on having it “all figured out”.
It seems much more popular to put everything on the table. There is nothing safe. There is nothing untouchable. The only way one can be open-minded is to adopt the individualistic stance that it cannot be proven true until I affirm it. As long as I am unsure about it everyone else is being dogmatic.
Is there anything that you would consider to be a non-negotiable as concerns Christian orthodoxy or do you think everything and anything is open to criticism? When someone says that something should not be made available for reconsideration does this bother you? I am directing this question more so to those who understand themselves to be Christians in some shape or form since I assume non-Christians deny any “orthodoxy”.