Thank you Cassius. Let me press this a little further: the goal is not wellbeing of the society - fair enough. But as an individual, I elect to live among a broader set of people (not necessarily friends but rather say a country), who have established certain rules based on their interpretation of virtue (let's say the commandments) that make my life pleasurable. Is it then wise for me to offer the Epicurean evidence and thinking or is it more prudent to just let it be?
I personally am convinced of the latter, partly because you can never be sure what side of random irrational beliefs you can inadvertedly end up at (witch hunts, inquisition etc). But this is half an argument for Cicero's position in my view.