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Random mermaid
Too often, people who leave behind toxic belief systems might leave behind the beliefs but not the system. A toxic religious or political ideology teaches you to think something dogmatically; when you stop believing, you think you're free, but then you commit yourself to believing something else dogmatically. You see this a lot with ex-Christian atheists: because they don't believe in God anymore, they insist that anyone who does is illogical, stupid, etc. They've changed what they believe but not how they believe it.

If you find that your logic gives you contradictory results, then you probably started out wrong. Go back and re-examine the assumptions you started out with, and you'll find that one is wrong.