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Virus Of Individualism

Posted by j_IR1776wg 1 month ago to Philosophy
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When Ayn Rand was writing her books and newsletters, she kept a Horror File" of anti-Objectivist articles. This article would have warranted a high place in her files. It refers to a pronouncement by the current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
SOURCE URL: https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2021/12/19/pope-francis-tells-youth-to-beware-of-the-virus-of-individualism/


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    Posted by freedomforall 1 month ago
    He thinks of himself as the conductor.
    In reality, his 'contribution' is corruption, enslavement, mass murder, and perversion of the future of everyone naive enough to believe his lies.
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    • Posted by 1 month ago
      And the winner is…the Fabian Society (1884-present) which developed Democratic Socialism – a gradualist approach of taking over all world governments slowly – a little bit at a time. In America, they have infiltrated Education k through grad school, Military – all branches, Religions – see above, Legislatures – State and Federal, Judicial – advocacy of no bail, no jails, and defund the police, Elections – will voting matter in 2022 or 2024 or will the results be predetermined?
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  • Posted by jeffdhurley1 1 month ago
    Let's expound on his orchestra comparison re: individualism. Each instrument must maintain it's very own trained ,disciplined individual sound for the whole of an Orchestra. The flute cannot become the tuba nor can a bassoon be a trombone. It is only through the voluntary joining of many individual talents, trading for value with each other that a harmonious sound is made....he made a good argument ...but not for the vision he intended.
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    • Posted by 1 month ago
      Excellent observation! If one considers the effort each member makes to perfect their craft, then they are all shining examples of Individualism. The pope needs a new way to sell his altruism.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 month ago
    The Catholic Church has been about power (vs nice stuff) since it's origin. From the Inquisition to Bruno and Galileo to WWII to pedophiles, they have worked for power every time. The only thing that keeps them connected to the bible is they can't figure out how to keep power while rewriting their charter. Organized religion as a whole is a a corrupt mess of humans, and the Catholic Church is the poster child.
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  • Posted by JohnRandALL 1 month ago
    Catholicism = Collectivism = Communism.
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    • Posted by 1 month ago
      The main problem in convincing people that Individualism is preferable to Collectivism lies deep in the human psyche. Humans begin asking questions in childhood. Why am I here? Why is the sky blue? Who is God? The answers for most adults on Earth can be found in the traditions, myths, and customs of their parent’s religion. Children are totally dependent on their parents and extended family for their very survival. They grow up believing what they are taught is absolute truth. Collectivist religions, Collectivist governments and societies have been the dominate way of life for the majority of time that humans have existed.

      Individualism is a newcomer having been practiced by Americans for around 230 years. I would like to offer a simple solution. I don’t have one. The ideas of John Locke, Americas’ founding fathers, and Ayn Rand in favor of Individualism seem so obviously true that I cannot understand why they have not been embraced worldwide.
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  • Posted by $ mwolff 1 month ago
    While the orchestra needs all the instruments to be its best, it is the INDIVIDUAL player, each playing their own instrument that adds to the whole. It's also their choice to play with whomever they chose and at whatever compensation agreed upon. The "whole" is a product of each individual's choice to participate.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 1 month ago
    Now in my old age, me dino still a Christian takes with the passage of every year more and more gratification for quitting the Roman Catholic Church I was born into~~way, way back during my early twenties.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 3 weeks, 5 days ago
    Hilarious given that even according to his own religion (Catholicism), Christ didn't sacrifice for some ephemeral collective identity, but for individual adherents. The Pope can't truly be this stupid regarding his own supposed religion - he is choosing to ignore it in favor of a power play.

    I know many mainstream Catholics who are good and decent people. It is unfortunate that their leadership is so hopelessly corrupt.
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