Stoicism is as far from Epicurean philosophy as East is far from West.

Stoicism is as far from Epicurean philosophy as East is far from West..

Nice rant over at the New Epicurean.

It is little doubted that the Stoics left us the better writings…Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius. However, it can also be little doubted that the Epicureans are closer to the truth in the fundamentals.

The difference in what comes down to us is based upon how useful it was to the Christians. The Stoicism was useful and was kept and promoted, the Epicureanism was dangerous and was banished and burned.