Who really taught us the value of the individual?
This continues to be really valuable. I keep learning more and more about the fundamental differences between what I believe and what so much of the world has accepted. Thank you!
Thanks for this interesting and thorough review of the origins of individualism. I especially like you quote from Cicero. Every human is capable of reason. As you did not mention a “downside” to Cicero, is it fair to assume that any downside was minimal or absent?
I give Christianity, and ALL Religions, the label of "Child Mind Abuse" because Faith and Feeling are the Epistemology. When a child is developed with Faith and Feeling as their epistemology -- We/They can believe ANYTHING. Astrology, Manifesting, Collectivism, Individualism, Anything goes based on the FEELS. Don, curious, why leave out Epistemology in this article. That's how those of us,raised religious, knew anything. It didn't start with politics or morality, I think the fundamentals are all set when we are raised religious. https://raisedreligious.com
Christianity includes the claim that man is a lost fragment of God. The Enlightenment is the only basically individualist culture in history.