"Stoicism teaches the development of self-control and fortitude
as a means of overcoming destructive emotions;
the philosophy holds that becoming a clear and unbiased thinker
allows one to understand the universal reason.
A primary aspect of Stoicism involves improving
the individual's ethical and moral well-being:
'Virtue consists in a will that is in agreement with Nature.'
This principle also applies to the realm of interpersonal relationships;
'to be free from anger, envy, and jealousy,'
and to accept even slaves as equals of other men,
because all men alike are products of nature."
From its founding, Stoic doctrine was popular
with a following in Greece and throughout the Roman Empire —
including the Emperor Marcus Aurelius ...
Now, here is the pertinent part:
"until the closing of all philosophy schools in 529 AD
by order of the Emperor Justinian I,
who perceived their pagan character
as being at odds with the Christian faith.
Yep, those ideals were certainly at odds with Christian teaching all right.
The period that followed was known as "The Dark Ages"
and lasted more than 1,000 years.
It was an era of horrible oppression and unspeakable terror.
Since "The Enlightenment," religion has been viciously enforcing
its control over society in an attempt to cling to power.
With the advent of the internet,
the Enlightenment now has the most powerful weapon, it has ever had.
Stay tuned ... things are just starting to get interesting.
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So how did such a vile worldview like Christianity, overtake and destroy Stoicism?
By combining violence, terrorism, and murder with the threat of eternal torture
against any who dared to challenge them.
They got their first big break when Emperor Constantine elevated the cult
to the status of the offical religion of the Roman Empire.
Then, as pointed out in the article above,
200 years later they cemented their power by destroying their enemies.
Rational thinking was forced into hiding for over a thousand years.
And ever since Rationalism resurfaced,
it has faced a constant battle for survival.
Human history is a shameful disgrace.
We have brought animal extinction
and human destruction wherever we have gone.
The evil religions (omitting Buddhism, for example)
have controlled the Earth for millennia.
But Stoicism lives on through the Rationalists.
The internet is the weapon we have waited for, for over 2,300 years.
We cannot afford to fail humanity again.
We cannot lose again because ...
we may not get another chance
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