Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
[b]In context, 'virtue' refers to character...uncompromised character, what a person is at the core; the essence of a person (impeccable integrity, honor, bravery, grace under fire, poise, good manners, respect for the privacy and rights of others; steadfast in resolve, noble in adversity, courageous in war; trustworthy and dependable in friendship, ...[text shortened]... e flip side of this gold standard coin of the realm[/b] and is easily wounded.
So you are referring to individual traits. I was thinking you were talking about group traits, when I think of arrogance I also include the arrogance of a race, like the Nazi movement self defining themselves as superior and therefore can feel secure in condoning cruelty to races they consider inferior.
Or the arrogance of humans thinking they are so high up on the evolutionary food chain they MUST have a soul, therefore leading to concepts of the possibility of causing fear in people, telling people you can lose your soul if you don't do X,Y and Z of our faith.
It may very well be a simple thing: We have no soul, much as our psyche demands one. If so, it is a central arrogance of the human race to simply assume we have one and go on from there to the cruelties associated with the controlling efforts, and very successful ones, to build up a power base from a religious stand point.
I don't think religious people can even entertain the concept of not having a soul, it is so ingrained into a brainwashed populous.
That is why I put that concept down to a central group arrogance of the human race.