A tendency towards simplification may indeed be a factor in the creation of dogma in one's mind.
Interestingly I just wrote a giant post on words, labels, and absolutes. I didn't approach it from this exact angle, but I detect some similarities in our thinking anyway, and quite synchronous timing, I'd say.
Just curious... have you ever read any Wittgenstein? He explored a lot of similar concepts.
Anyway, I appreciate this thought-provoking post, may we all improve in recognizing our cognitive dissonance, elevate our use of absolutes, and handle dogma in better and better ways.
Thanks for sharing! 🙏