My wife shot and cut an pseudo-interview for The Hedonicon with me, hosted by Hiram's Society of Friends of Epicurus:
I mean to share the text contained therein:
"GREETINGS to friends and fellow atom prophets! My name is Nate—I am an Epicurean—and I just published The HEDONICON, the world's first 'Epicurean Bible'.
So, first, 'Why call it The Hedonicon?' Consider that [the first chronicle of] the Christian evangel was called the Evangelicon, and the anthology of the apostles was called the Apostolicon, so, I thought it was appropriate to canonize the Holy Book of Epicurus with the target of his teachings: Hēdonḗ … Pleasure, pure, incorruptible pleasure, the Alpha and Omega of the blessed existence.
I created The Book for a few reasons: First, I think we need it. The old Holy Books are all full of holes, and the lazy skepticism of our time is as unhelpful as the cheap metaphysics that are eaten up by the masses. Second, I did it to consecrate (what I call) my religion. Aside from that, I hope that students of Hellenistic philosophy and Latin poetry will benefit from this compilation. Finally, I wish to share with my Christian friends an ancient wisdom tradition, organized in a familiar format, that spreads a gospel of love, faith, and fellowship, yet neither requires suspension of disbelief in a mythic history, nor compliance to an incomprehensible LORD.
As far as that goes, The Hedonicon is a Holy Book, just not your typical Holy Book. As a Holy Book, it preserves the most important truths that elevate human existence. You will find God in this Book ...though that image in your mind neither created the world nor cares for it. You will find the testimony of the soul … which lives and dies with the body. You will find faith … in a real world of sensation and science.
Conviction comes from the Principles of Nature, not from a magic wizard and an ancient prophecy. The Genesis of this 'Bible' is Particle Physics, and the Revelation of this 'Bible' predicts an endless dance of atoms across an infinite void. The Hedonicon is the only Holy Book that anticipates the existence of plants and animals on other worlds, and the only Holy Book sound enough to steer our souls through the storms of the 21st-century.
I hope you find it to be entertaining and instructive."