Let us not forget, when it comes to the argument of individuality vs the religious, one should not make it sound as if the two are incompatible. Look at the history of philosophy; a lot of great philosophers were Christians! Aquinas, Descartes, Berkley, Locke, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Tillich, and who can forget C.S. Lewis?! For some, they perceive that religiousness closes the intellect, but the history of philosophy (as well as art and the sciences) prove the contrary....unless one is some sort of religious fundamentalist, then that's fair game to say that that kind of religion totally destroys intellect and individual freedom.