Protestant Individualism In America

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Zain, I agree when you stated, “Ultimately, Protestant individualism allows its followers to feel connected to each other, but the lack of a central authority – much less an authority that has a stranglehold on the government – frees them from feeling chained to each other and its strong presence in America has allowed pluralism to thrive.”. Protestant individualism probably influenced the founders to have a separation of church and state because of Catholic persecution in the past. Since, Protestants do not have a central authority figure like the Pope it reduces corruption in the Church. As power can corrupt any single individual (i.e. the Pope) when they are given supreme authority over its followers. For example, Pope John XII murdered
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