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On the Epicurean Gods

Although many modern Epicureans are atheists, and although Epicurus increasingly is being claimed by the secular movement as a culture hero and predecessor, in reality Epicurus of Samos was not an atheist. His interpretation of the gods occupies a unique place … Continue reading

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How Religion is Bad for Ataraxia

Among the many, ehem, curiosities that emerged from the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, I stumbled upon a crazy Christian lady who posted a hysterical yelling and crying video on facebook saying that Obama is a radical Islamist (because everyone knows … Continue reading

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Religion as Play

Religion is understood by Epicureans as a natural phenomenon, and must be studied as such. Therefore, every Epicurean should be a little bit of an anthropologist in this regard. To pray is natural. – Epicurus The plain dismissal of religion … Continue reading

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The Third Way to Look at the Epicurean Gods

There are two traditional interpretations on the Epicurean Gods: the realist interpretation says that gods are natural beings whose bodies are made of atoms. The word used in ancient writings is zoa, which translates as (higher) animals. The idealist interpretation … Continue reading

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