You know Minimus, at 1st this seems like a light question. But, it seems to have more meaning than appears with respect to having been in such a high mind-control group and then becoming an atheist.
I've wondered what my values really are now that there's no god or religion determining it. Well, about 8 months ago, I did find a wallet in the ladies restroom at the hospital with money and ID in it. I immediately turned it in to the hospital admin without a 2nd thought about it.
Then, the other day, someone irritated me so much at work because they were ridiculing the Bible. I'm not a believer anymore, but it seemed so cruel to mock a history of an ancient civilization. After all, any of them could look pretty silly in light of today's information. But then, in 2000-3000 years, we're probably going to look silly to people then. It's fair to analyze and criticize, but not ridicule. Imo, that just says the ridiculer is ignorant and cruel.
My point is that I discovered a new value I didn't know that I had. It deeply offended me the cruelty of making fun of people who were defenseless by not being there. So, that's another value I know that's in me.
Telling lies is no longer forbidden to me because the intent is what's important to me. Extramarital sex (including adultery, pre, etc.) no longer seems black and white to me. Neither do a great many things.
So thanks for highlighting the issue! Keep those good questions coming (will you EVER run out??)!