This empowerment of the individual is unique to Western civilization. It has made the individual citizen equal in rights to all other citizens, protected from tyrannical government by the rule of law and free speech. These achievements are the products of centuries of struggle, but they all flow from the teaching that God so values the individual’s soul that he sent his son to die so we might live. By so elevating the individual, Christianity gave him a voice.
There is plenty of room for cultural diversity in the world, but not within a single country. A Tower of Babel has no culture....... A hodgepodge of cultural and religious values provides no basis for law – except the raw power of the pre-Christian past.
Power that is secularized and cut free of civilizing traditions is not limited by moral and religious scruples.
Western Civilization Has Shed Its Values by Paul Craig Roberts