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Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« on: April 05, 2011, 01:02:55 PM »
There is an brief article on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudeism

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Dudeism
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Dudeism is a religion whose primary objective is to promote a philosophy and lifestyle represented by the character of "The Dude" (Jeff Bridges) in the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski.[1]

Founded in 2005 by Oliver Benjamin, a journalist based in Los Angeles, California and Chiang Mai, Thailand,[2] Dudeism's official organizational name is The Church of the Latter-Day Dude. As of February 2011 over 100,000[3] "Dudeist Priests" had been ordained via the church.

Although Dudeism primarily makes use of iconography and narrative from The Big Lebowski, adherents believe that the Dudeist worldview has existed since the beginnings of civilization, primarily to correct societal tendencies towards aggression and excess. They list individuals such as Lao Tzu, Epicurus, Heraclitus, The Buddha, and the pre-ecclesiastical Jesus Christ as examples of ancient Dudeist prophets.[4] More recent antecedents include pillars of American Transcendentalism such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman and humanists such as Kurt Vonnegut and Mark Twain.[5]

The Dudeist belief system is essentially a modernized form of Taoism purged of all of its metaphysical and medical doctrines.[citation needed] Dudeism advocates and encourages the practice of "going with the flow" and "taking it easy" in the face of life's difficulties, believing that this is the only way to live in harmony with our inner nature and the challenges of interacting with other people.[citation needed] It also aims to assuage feelings of inadequacy that arise in societies which place a heavy emphasis on achievement and personal fortune.[citation needed] Consequently, simple everyday pleasures like bathing, bowling, hanging out with friends are seen as far preferable to the accumulation of wealth and the liberal spending of money as a means to achieve happiness and spiritual fulfillment.[6]

The Church of the Latter-Day Dude launched its official publication, The Dudespaper, in the fall of 2008. A Dudeist holy book, The Tao Dude Ching went online in July 2009. It was renamed The Dude De Ching in December 2009 to avoid being confused with an upcoming book by Benjamin called The Tao of the Dude. The Dude De Ching is a reinterpretation of the Tao Te Ching using dialogue and story elements from The Big Lebowski.[7]

I was just wondering if we could at least flesh this out a bit, or if not do even better?
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 05:29:57 PM »
I nominate you, sir meekon, to do the fleshing.  Whatever you choose, i will support. I don't have anything specific to add other than we don't claim to have answers, or completel understanding of the universe unlike other 'religion's...or something like that...

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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 05:52:45 PM »
There is an brief article on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudeism

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Dudeism
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dudeism is a religion whose primary objective is to promote a philosophy and lifestyle represented by the character of "The Dude" (Jeff Bridges) in the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski.[1]

Founded in 2005 by Oliver Benjamin, a journalist based in Los Angeles, California and Chiang Mai, Thailand,[2] Dudeism's official organizational name is The Church of the Latter-Day Dude. As of February 2011 over 100,000[3] "Dudeist Priests" had been ordained via the church.

Although Dudeism primarily makes use of iconography and narrative from The Big Lebowski, adherents believe that the Dudeist worldview has existed since the beginnings of civilization, primarily to correct societal tendencies towards aggression and excess. They list individuals such as Lao Tzu, Epicurus, Heraclitus, The Buddha, and the pre-ecclesiastical Jesus Christ as examples of ancient Dudeist prophets.[4] More recent antecedents include pillars of American Transcendentalism such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman and humanists such as Kurt Vonnegut and Mark Twain.[5]

The Dudeist belief system is essentially a modernized form of Taoism purged of all of its metaphysical and medical doctrines.[citation needed] Dudeism advocates and encourages the practice of "going with the flow" and "taking it easy" in the face of life's difficulties, believing that this is the only way to live in harmony with our inner nature and the challenges of interacting with other people.[citation needed] It also aims to assuage feelings of inadequacy that arise in societies which place a heavy emphasis on achievement and personal fortune.[citation needed] Consequently, simple everyday pleasures like bathing, bowling, hanging out with friends are seen as far preferable to the accumulation of wealth and the liberal spending of money as a means to achieve happiness and spiritual fulfillment.[6]

The Church of the Latter-Day Dude launched its official publication, The Dudespaper, in the fall of 2008. A Dudeist holy book, The Tao Dude Ching went online in July 2009. It was renamed The Dude De Ching in December 2009 to avoid being confused with an upcoming book by Benjamin called The Tao of the Dude. The Dude De Ching is a reinterpretation of the Tao Te Ching using dialogue and story elements from The Big Lebowski.[7]

I was just wondering if we could at least flesh this out a bit, or if not do even better?


A lotta ins and an a lotta outs in that Wiki article, M5 dude. A dude will have to keep his mind limber and maybe stay on a strict drug regiment in order to dig deep into what the dude who wrote it is trying to say.

I could start out by saying that dudeism is a "state of abiding," close akin to "a state of being." You know; the whole slacking approach to life. Taken er' easy and making doing nothing an art form of its own.
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 06:35:54 PM »
Awwwww DB... you know the rules! How the hell is Meekon Dude going to keep up or try and beat your posts if you reply to his threads. ;)

Unfair man...low ball dude. :0 :)  8)
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 07:43:04 PM »
Just as long as we keep the lebowskist thing to a minimum and have a sense of the broader picture for the world to see :)
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 08:04:24 PM »
Awwwww DB... you know the rules! How the hell is Meekon Dude going to keep up or try and beat your posts if you reply to his threads. ;)

Unfair man...low ball dude. :0 :)  8)

I guess that's my feeble attempt at giving dudeism notes.  ;D
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 07:28:17 AM »
Awwwww DB... you know the rules! How the hell is Meekon Dude going to keep up or try and beat your posts if you reply to his threads. ;)

Unfair man...low ball dude. :0 :)  8)

I long ago gave up on that ambition I am just about reaching 1000, DB is nearly on 3000. I am just no competition there.

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and I'd miss DB's comments as well.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011, 08:46:53 AM by meekon5 »
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 11:18:20 AM »
Just as long as we keep the lebowskist thing to a minimum and have a sense of the broader picture for the world to see :)
the whole lebowskist thing is the reason dudeism is seen as a bit of a joke but like who gives a shit anyways ......fuck the man

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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 02:02:33 PM »
Just as long as we keep the lebowskist thing to a minimum and have a sense of the broader picture for the world to see :)
the whole lebowskist thing is the reason dudeism is seen as a bit of a joke but like who gives a shit anyways ......fuck the man

Nothing is fucked here. If, by lebowskist thing, you mean, basing a religion on a movie--that is, recognizing and using it as a guide to living well--I think this is an integral part of the beauty of Dudeism. It's a gentle joke on the power we give to the roots of traditional religions. What better way to take 'er easy than to divest the meaning of life from Ultimate, Immutable Truth?
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 02:12:05 PM »
hey i said fuck the man not things are fucked....ha ha ha

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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 05:05:21 PM »
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dudeism is seen as a bit of a joke

Really? Not by the tens of thousands of members I feel.

Hey man that's just your opinion!
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 06:16:59 PM »
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I am just about reaching 1000

DO NOT respond to this post Meekon!

You're 1000th post should be memorable...maybe a start of a thread...c'mon dude...words of wisdom... hey we used to greet Fighter jet pilots with a thousand hours under their wings with champagne and photographers. Then lots of messy beers in the squadron bar...(they were mostly relieved fellows...ie "fuck me a thousand hours flying around with my arse on fire...many, many near critical incidents....bits falling off ...dodgy navigators...even dodgier groundcrew and I'm still alive!!!

So come on Meekon...make the 1000th worth reading....tell us about the skulls...(did yah dig em up yourself?) or just some really good random shit...what has freaked you out most in that museum of yours..? c'mon dude...make it good ...make it a story worth reading!

Peace my man...and happy 1000th posting.

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 01:17:42 AM »
Yeah, M5 dude is about to hit the big 1000 post mark. Far fucking out, mang! Mark it ten!
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 06:29:34 AM »
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I am just about reaching 1000

DO NOT respond to this post Meekon!

You're 1000th post should be memorable...maybe a start of a thread...c'mon dude...words of wisdom... hey we used to greet Fighter jet pilots with a thousand hours under their wings with champagne and photographers. Then lots of messy beers in the squadron bar...(they were mostly relieved fellows...ie "fuck me a thousand hours flying around with my arse on fire...many, many near critical incidents....bits falling off ...dodgy navigators...even dodgier groundcrew and I'm still alive!!!

So come on Meekon...make the 1000th worth reading....tell us about the skulls...(did yah dig em up yourself?) or just some really good random shit...what has freaked you out most in that museum of yours..? c'mon dude...make it good ...make it a story worth reading!

Peace my man...and happy 1000th posting.

Ceasar Dude.

Surely, in the Dudeist ethos, this is even more reason to make your 100th post something in line with humble brevity, like:

"Whatever"

or

":)"

Let's not stand on ceramony here :)
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Re: Dudeism on Wiki - can we do better?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 04:49:40 PM »
The suspense is my favorite part.
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