Epicurus, History’s First Atheist.

Epicurus, History’s First Known Atheist. Epicurus, an Athenian philosopher who lived from 341 to 270 BCE, was not really an atheist as we understand the term today. He was raised in a polytheistic culture and he acknowledged the existence of gods, but he believed that these gods did not interact with humans or interfere in [...]

Quotes of the Day: On Happiness

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to think, to breathe, to love.”-Marcus Aurelius “Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance”-Epicurus “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”-Aristotle “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.”-Thucydides

Quotes of the Day: On Death

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist death is not there. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”-Epicurus “Which death is preferable to every other? The unexpected.”-Julius Caesar “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”-Socrates “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the [...]