Many people do though put a lot of stock in the titles that they have earned. And I can't blame them. They have worked hard at their discipline of studies. They have read countless books, written many papers, and become fully conversant in their discipline. They have earned the right to be called Doctor in their discipline. At university, I had no problems referring to my dean as Dr. Miller. I knew I could not go to him for a sore thumb. He was not a medical doctor. But in terms of Middle Eastern studies he was an expert and deserved the title. The same went true of all of my professors. I had no problems calling them Doctor whether it was in English, New Testament, Ethics, or Philosophy. They have earned those titles.