T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch were in both The League and Silicon Valley. Obviously this means that before they went into tech, Richard and Erlich were in The Light of Genesis, the cult that Ruxin almost joined in The League S3E10. Richard and Erlich were desperately curious about their bodies and how they might fit together, and after they saw the way Kevin and Pete looked at each other, they finally succumbed to desire and kissed. They discovered that they were just curious and not really that into each other, but they were seen by their cult leader and excommunicated. With no religion to sell to people, they headed out west and landed in Silicon Valley, where they learned about programming and put that chapter of their lives behind them, although they both find themselves strangely erect whenever they hear hymns.