Is Good God, or, God Good?

Stoic

Wise words from the Roman Stoic Philosopher, Epictetus (1st Century):

God is beneficent.  But the Good also is beneficent.  It should seem then that where the real nature of God is, there too is to be found the real nature of the Good.  What then is the real nature of God?–Intelligence, Knowledge, Right Reason.  Here then. . .seek the real nature of the Good.”

(The Golden Sayings, 59)

Is this the common ground sought by believers and nonbelievers?

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