Free liberal democracy is the religion of our time.
Don't believe me? Say something illiberal in public and see how long you last. If you still have a bank account in 72 hours I'll be impressed.
We don't talk about God in public anymore.
Instead we talk about the person with rights.
I'm not against freedom and individual rights, by the by. Far from it. The whole "rogue planet" thing I'm doing around here is meant to highlight the importance of being alone, independent, and individual -- without the noisy distractions and flashing lights of a crowd.
Freedom is a wonderful thing, if you can keep it.