This may be true for life in Plato’s cave which is the sole concern for the secularist but it isn’t true for the universalist.No values have ever been or ever will be eternal. The human evolves. Sometimes we take two steps forward and one step back, while that one step back can be extremely painful, (trump), it's factual nature eventually shows us the true way.
Respect for life would be an eternal value for a universalist. It would be the same for all expressions of conscious life in our great universe. Conscious beings in another solar system would still feel respect for life as an eternal value.
Of course the human condition which creates Plato’s cave is one of these extremely rare places in our great universe that doesn’t recognize eternal values but insists on creating its own reality
Definition of PROSTITUTE ONESELF FROM MERRIAM WEBSTER
If we don’t know what respect for life means or its connection to sexuality, we cannot have an appreciation that can be prostituted. I feel sorry for the young women who “feel” the objective value of respect for life and its connection with sexuality and are called every name in the book for being old fashioned. There is nothing to feel. It is all your imagination. There are no eternal values. If the men screw anything that walks you are entitled to do the same in the struggle for equality. It is the modern way and proof of freedom through the success of secular progressive education.1: to work as a prostitute : to offer oneself for sex in exchange for money
2: to do something that is below one's level of skill or ability in order to make money
• a writer who prostituted himself by writing commercials
I can just imagine some psychologists from another star system trying to analyse how we devolved in such a way. I'd like to read their report.