Christian values were important at home. Cleanliness. Don't steal. Don't lie. Those were the rules, and they were strictly enforced. Especially the stealing and lying. When you broke the rules, you got a beating. I always broke the rules a lot.
The true Christian is in all countries a pilgrim and a stranger.
Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.
P. J. O'Rourke