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September 18, 2016, 05:43:12 PM
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The Church of the Latter-Day Dude
http://dudeism.com/
http://dudespaper.com/

While Dudeism in its official form has been organized as a religion only recently, it has existed down through the ages in one form or another. Probably the earliest form of Dudeism was the original form of Chinese Taoism, before it went all weird with magic tricks and body fluids. The originator of Taoism, Lao Tzu, basically said “smoke ’em if you got ’em” and “mellow out, man” although he said this in ancient Chinese so something may have been lost in the translation.

Down through the ages, this “rebel shrug” has fortified many successful creeds – Buddhism, Christianity, Sufism, John Lennonism and Fo’-Shizzle-my-Nizzlism. The idea is this: Life is short and complicated and nobody knows what to do about it. So don’t do anything about it. Just take it easy, man. Stop worrying so much whether you’ll make it into the finals. Kick back with some friends and some oat soda and whether you roll strikes or gutters, do your best to be true to yourself and others – that is to say, abide.

The name comes from the movie, "The Big Lebowski", but the philosophy goes beyond some cult movie fans.  It is a new adaptation of some older philosophy, like the Tao Te Ching.  No religious rituals, dogma, etc.  It is open to various beliefs (some are atheists, others believe in a god or three). It mostly boils down to takin' it easy, and "Yeah, well, that’s just like, you’re opinion, man”

Some great dudes in history include:
Jeffrey Lebowski
Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)
Jesus
Buddha
Gandhi
Bob Marley
John Lennin

I kinda dig this stuff... I suppose I've always been a Dudeist

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September 19, 2016, 07:48:39 AM
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John Lennon stopped being a dude when he met Yoko.

He fruitted the fuck out after that.

I agree he would be considered Dudeist prior to Yoko.
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September 19, 2016, 04:36:59 PM
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All dudes have their ups and downs... nobody is perfect

I'm a fan of Ben Franklin... I think he was a great dude with all the inventing and not patenting anything

But Benny was a hella womanizer... if a woman offered to suck his cock for $1000, he'd go find the ATM

I think they also found a couple dozen skeletons buried in his basement... can't win em all man

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September 19, 2016, 05:02:26 PM
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Jesus was not a dude or druid...! Shocked

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September 19, 2016, 05:34:19 PM
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What the hell was Dude ish about John Lennon? He sounded like an abusive, prickly anus. He's possibly the least Dude ish person who ever lived.

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September 20, 2016, 05:05:35 PM
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I think most people just dig the music and ignore the personal drama... I don't care much for the Beatles, but they had a pretty chill message

I do like "While my guitar gently weeps", but I think that's a George Harrison solo

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September 20, 2016, 08:35:46 PM
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Their followers are a minority in the world so that they are slightly stunted growth may be lost because increasingly few followers of their religion.

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September 21, 2016, 07:50:31 AM
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Interesting concept. I would not call it a religion. Every religion sucks the energy out of the man. And implies loyalty and self-sacrifice in the name .... And then the man himself God. And I think right
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September 21, 2016, 01:31:24 PM
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It's more of a philosophy than a religion... like Taoism or Buddhism (without the magical chi crap)

There are no prescribed gods or holy texts

I assume it's labelled a religion for tax purposes... religions are automatically tax exempt (so long as they follow a couple simple rules)

It's also free and super easy to get ordained as a Dudeist Priest... fill out a simple internet form, agree to take it easy... and you're a priest... who can legally marry people, etc

If you are a priest and write a book about your religion... tax exempt

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