I'm trying to ascertain whether Kevin's understanding is such that "dhammas" are modes/aspects of experience and/or things that exist independent of being cognized.
And in turn, which (or both) of those is Abhidhamma concerned with.
(Again, my language here isn't likely to precisely align with Abhidhamma-speak, but I'll try to speak clearly)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine