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About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' and founder of He's also written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.

Happy Twentieth! On the Importance of Healthy Emotions

Happy Twentieth of August to Epicureans everywhere! Here are some updates from the last 30 days. Malkin’s Death This month we learned of the passing of educator Yaakov Malkin, who was the author of the book Epicurus & Apikorsim: The … Continue reading

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The Lion King and the Osiris Myth

This blog highlights two fun facts about the new Lion King, which I had the pleasure of watching this weekend. Pumbaa the Epicurean When you want to smile then visit me: sleek, and fat I’m a hog, well cared-for, one of … Continue reading

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Autarchy Projects: Freelancing

I set the goal in 2012 that I wanted to be taken seriously as a freelance writer. This culminated in the writing of my book. I was finishing my B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Mass Media, had … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico and the Rickyleaks Affair: Some Thoughts

“When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson After nearly two weeks of protests, the governor of Puerto Rico has resigned and will be replaced by Justice Secretary … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! In Memory of “The Men”

Epicurus will immediately send us as ambassadors Metrodorus, Hermarchus and Polyaenus. – Leontion’s Epistle to Lamia Happy Twentieth to Epicureans everywhere! In his Final Testament, Epicurus stipulated that the feasts on the 20th of every month had to continue in … Continue reading

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The Ancient and Emerging Atheistic Religions

Many (including some Epicureans, like Michel Onfray) consider atheism as a nihilism, or say that it means “not having a religion”, or that it’s devoid of spirituality, but this is far from true. There are many ways of being atheistic, … Continue reading

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You Have No Rights

In the above video, George Carlin bursts the “rights” bubble and raises questions about in what way would these rights exist and how would they come about. Rights are an almost sacred concept to most Westerners, but the truth is … Continue reading

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