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What Does it All Mean?

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I could have been quite content to have become an academic researching and teaching about ancient history, religion, and philosophy. As it happened, I didn’t get that opportunity. My first job out of graduate school was to become a part-time pastor of a Quaker meeting in Massachusetts while working full-time as a computer services manager ….  Continue Reading

Comparing Christianity to Stoicism

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Often I see people on Facebook groups about Stoic philosophy ask questions comparing Christianity to Stoicism. Making such a comparison means different things to different people. Non-religious people will balk at such a comparison: Christianity is a religion, and Stoicism is a philosophy. Religion, from their perspective, involves worship of a deity, mythical language, belief ….  Continue Reading