…could Stoicism help during Lockdown?

Today I read an article on the Modern Stoicism website¬†– titled ‘Stoicism and the Coronavirus Pandemic by Kit Hildyard’ authored by¬†Gregory Sadler. No idea how something is by one person and authored by another? What did the ‘by person’ do?

The article touched on a number of areas where I found myself in general agreement with the views of the author(s).

Stoicism & Faith – do they overlap?

However, it raised another question for me which, in my ignorance, keeps cropping up: how do people of faith react to the concepts and beliefs of Stoicism?

Would it be unreasonable to suggest that people of faith and Stoics would be equally able to withstand the stresses imposed by the Covid19 situation if they were ‘true believers’ of their religion or philosophy? How much do the faiths overlap with Stoicism and vice versa?

A question for the future

Once I have a more solid grounding in the philosophic basis of Stoicism I will endeavour to get an understanding of the relationship between the major religions and the Stoic Philosophy.

Marcus Aurelius

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.