Hanging onto a past we think we know and moving into a new unknown has separated humans since seemingly forever. Some say new values are worse than the old and some say the opposite. Perhaps we should be skeptical of both views.
The link is one of the most clever pieces of writing which tells us values were OK in the ancient past. I’m skeptical of Catholics who want us to believe their brand is superior to all others because of the history they claim to own. Because the link author wants to claim the high moral ground his brand of the faith he urges us to not dismiss the moral standards of the ancients.
Societies find ways to make themselves survive. If every person steals from every other person the society will spend its resources fighting instead of producing food and shelter. Thus, long before Jews existed with their Ten Commandments societies had the rule “Thou Shalt Not Steal”. Like the Ten Commandments, it was a rule about !stealing from one’s own clan or tribal members, not a rule that applied universally.
We can see some of the rules the ancients followed were like ours. But, the Bible treats as “good” that God downed a million people, including babies, and saved only Noah’s family. It was heroic that Joshua slaughtered the residents of Jericho. Even though there is no evidence either of these incidence actually happened they reflect the moral values of those who wrote the Bible.
I can see some improvement in moral values.