I have been married for 5 years. This is my first marriage. I have never, in my life, been unfaithful to the person I have chosen to be with, even when not married. I have no plans to break trust and be unfaithful to my wife. Yes, it's not a purely Christian value.
Buddhism has 5 precepts, and Buddhism pre-dates, Christianity by a good 500 years(The year is 2560 by the Buddhist calendar).1. I undertake the training rule to abstain from killing.
2. I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking what is not given. (Including misappropriating someone's property)
3. I undertake the training rule to avoid sexual misconduct. (e.g. sexual contact not sanctioned by secular laws, the Buddhist monastic code, or by one's parents and guardians)
4. I undertake the training rule to abstain from false speech. (Also includes pretending to know something one doesn't)
5. I undertake the training rule to abstain from fermented drink that causes heedlessness.
So, those non-Christian values seem to be common-place, even in a place where Christianity is not.
Claiming there is no god is not arrogance. There is no evidence to support a god, so claiming it's not there is simple logic. Were evidence to appear, I would have to re-assess this. Claiming there IS a god, however, and call a single book "evidence", is foolish, at best.
Hindsite wrote:Do you value the life of all unborn babies in their mothers womb?
My views on abortion are irrelevant. I know Christians who have gotten abortions. I have not, nor would I suggest abortion. We have birth control for a reason. People should use that, if they don't want children.
Absence of Christian values does not mean absence of principles and morality. That's a common delusion held by evangelicals lacking intellect.
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson