Although Comte developed the philosophic system that resulted in the establishment of sociology, he was concerned with the fate of the individual within modern society. Comte recognized the problems associated with modern society and the impact of science and the industrial order. He searched for elements of a good and ethical society that could command a consensus in the midst of varying individuals’ beliefs. Further, he looked for a common ground for agreement on values in spite of the turbulent alterations in the structures of modern society. Finally, although Comte advanced the concept of a communal or societal order, he recognized the need for personal fulfillment in this ethical society. Comte has been criticized for his pro-Catholic and anti-Protestant statements and sentiments.