Why is individualism condemned by cultural elites, including Christians?
Though many agree that America’s unique heritage is connected with its individualism, it is now common to conflate individualism with a lone-wolf mentality, consumerism, crass materialism, and narcissism. This ends up undermining the legitimate, pro-individual values which have made America a land of freedom and opportunity. Christians are especially vocal against individualism. Let’s look at why this is the case, what it means, and what to do about it.