I‘m going to ask another question in a separate thread because the subjects substantially differ one from another.
It seems that the Epicurean society was a bit separated from the rest of the world- own classes, an own garden, own hierarchical structures, etc. In contrast to that, the Stoics were right in the centre of the social life, inviting everyone to attend these events.
Thus I get the expression that Epicureanism favours the creation of cult-like mentalities, where Epicureans claim to know „true beliefs“ (the same thing any cult leader would proclaim to know). What is your stance on that?