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bility or unrelated to blessedness. But believe everything of him that can preserve his blessed and incorruptible nature. The gods exist, for our knowledge of them is clear. But they are not what the populace suppose them to be. For popular belief does not make them consistently what it supposes them to be. To destroy the gods of popular belief is not impiety : impiety is to ascribe to the gods what the populace believes of them. What is blessed and incorruptible neither troubles others nor is troubled itself, so that it feels neither anger towards us nor gratitude. All emotions of that kind are a weakness.

God exists then, but in His blessed and incorruptible existence He is far above anger, indeed far above any interest in this human world. And we need not fear Him, nor the punishments and terrors of a hell which the poets have invented, and which is utterly inconsistent with the true conception of the divine. But the terror of death remains. This is how Epicurus deals with it.

HABITUATE yourself to think that death is nothing to us. For all good or evil rests in sensation and death means an end to sensation. So a correct appreciation that death is nothing to us makes our mortality a pleasant thing, not by giving us an unlimited span of existence, but by releasing us from the desire for immortality. For there is nothing terrible in life to the man who has realized that there is nothing terrible in its extinction. It is idle therefore to say that we fear death, not because its presence will distress us but because expectation of it is distressing. For it is idle to be distressed by the anticipation of something whose presence does not trouble us. Death then, the most dread of all evils, is nothing to us, for while we are here, death is not, and when death is here, we are not. So death matters neither to the living or the dead, for it has nothing to do with the living and the dead no longer exist.

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