My XWW always claimed her Christian beliefs were the most important thing to her. She wanted to raise our kids "in the church". She comes from a very devout Christian family and she herself was raised "in the church". Her ring of "friends" are all church-going self-proclaimed devout Christians.
Me? I'm not part of any organized religion at all and have no belief in the deities of any organized religion. Agnostic would probably describe me best. I have never been unfaithful to my then-wife nor unfaithful to any girlfriend. I give my word, I make my vows, and I keep them. I'm no perfect man but I'm aware that if you don't have honesty - you have nothing.
I divorced my wife because she lied ruthlessly, deceived deeply, and was trading sex for flattery with one of her friends shitbag neighbors - in turn, making her a worse shitbag. Something she likes to call an "affair". She was committing this well-known "mortal sin" for over a year with the full support, enabling, assistance, and condoning of her church-going shitbag friends who were ALL able to look me and my young sons in the eyes and effortlessly lie to us all over the course of over a year. Her friends could provide many days worth of material for the Jerry Springer Show. A small social circle of toxic, superficial, alcoholic, selfish, tiny-minded people of which a couple others were also committing adultery as well.
Soooo, where do the Ten Commandments come in to play or any one bit of the tenets of their religious upbringing come in?
They don't. At all. They were fully aware - all of them, every minute it was going on, that what they were doing was explicitly forbidden and one of the most egregious sins to commit against the very god they "believe" in.
If anything, all this "Thou shalt not..." gave it more of a taboo, forbidden-fruit thrill to my XWW and her phony friends than actually preventing it. I look back and recall their giddiness in what they were doing
Well, my reconciliation-wanting XWW claims that she has "returned to her faith" and is forgiven by god, Jesus, etc. so all is good. She prays for this and prays for that. She is always saying that she is praying for something. She says she especially prays for me forgiving her and prays that I will some day "see" her as I did before her depraved "affair".
She sure "prays" for a lot but she WORKS for nothing.
Bottom line is the hypocrisy is stunning to say the least. They could have the Ten Commandments tattooed on their foreheads and it wouldn't change their behavior. So long as they keep looking OUTWARD for their self-worth, validation, and excuses, instead of INWARD, they will keep doing the same broken shit.