A brief bit – a propos of nothing – from our friend, J Kn:

“Salvete eis qui legant –

“Stoicism is coherent, I would say. It accords with how life is. It is a project, not a belief system. Its doctrines have survived in a paucity of reporting and original texts, and stand or fail in our application of them in the world and in our consciences. To live according to Nature is a project, a quest, a continuous goal. In that regard, it parallels religious orientations, but it is not a religion; rather, an attitude, and an empiricism.