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« Last post by A Dude on Today at 08:25:07 PM »
I like Miller. High Life and Miller Lite are my go to oat sodas.
« Last post by DigitalBuddha on Today at 06:40:14 PM »
I call it horse piss.
« Last post by The Daryl on Today at 06:35:20 PM »
Does Dudeism need a "bible"? Doesn't the word "holy" sorta have all kinds of baggage attached to it depending on your personal background?
Like Biker posted, in the intro, the DDC certainly self-applies that title.
My opinion is that while DDC is A book, I wouldn't call it THE book; more like part of a larger canon.
A big thing about the DDC- it isn't very accessible to someone not already familiar with the Tao Te Ching, and even though Merrell's translation is included there are SO many other translations out there (that, in my opinion, are more accessible for a newcomer).
Also, not every Dudeist is heavy on Taoism roots; that's the thing about a spiritual philosophy for its time and place. It's going to be a little different for every one. We're all going to find different methods and sign posts pointing at "IT" (whatever the hell "IT" is)...
The Abide Guide is more like a self-help book, with a pretty kick ass intent to give you a different point of view. Maybe call it another potential signpost, but "holy" would seem pushing it, man.
« Last post by Hominid on Today at 05:56:01 PM »
Then there's vagina.
« Last post by Hominid on Today at 05:48:45 PM »
Miller - you call that beer?
Interesting thoughts, man.
And aren't they always when you delve into semantics? I mean - meanings...
Knowing what someone else's definition is of a word, and their usage is just as important as the word itself.
It reminds me of that old joke:
Analyzing a novel - "..the car was blue."
What you think the author meant - The car was some shade of blue.
What your literary professor says it meant - It was symbolic of his internal angst and ongoing depression; the vehicle that propelled him forward was also his anchor into a deeper and more troubling set of emotional agony.
What the author actually meant - The car was fucking blue.
« Last post by mrmadman on Today at 01:26:50 PM »
Exactly - it could be a lifetime of "shit, we're out of beer, but we still have this stuff" beer.
Did the poor driver maybe not bother to lock his truck because, like, WTF would steal this brew?
I know that people have gone to great lengths to define the term in the context of the Dudeist holy cannon, but one thing of note.
The term is only used by one other character in the film.
Jeff Lebowski. This other Jeffrey Lebowski. The millionaire.
I would remind you that throughout the movie the Dude's dialog is generally made up of quoting other characters from preceding scenes.
"Parlance of our times", "This aggression will not stand", "Johnson", "Vagina".
Given the several definitions of Abide.....
has it ever occurred to you, man, that given the
nature of all this new shit, that, uh, that this whole thing might just
be, not, you know, not just such a simple, but uh--you know?
The number 2 definition.
If the Dude abides in that sense then he puts up with whatever unpleasantness he's presented with. That would certainly jive with thisahere story.
He got taken out of Abiding to a place of "This aggression will not stand. . .
This will not stand!"
And by the end he was back to Abiding.
« Last post by BikerDude on Today at 09:52:29 AM »
I stand corrected.
Every religion needs to have a holy book. Christianity has the Bible, Judaisim has the Torah, Buddhism has the Dhammapada and Scientology has Dianetics.
But I'd remind that the dude was one of the authors of The Port Huron Statement.
The actual document
Beyond that I'd say he was not into the whole "scripture" thing.
But that's just like my opinion man.
I guess maybe the manifesto as well?
Somehow in the context of the Dude I've always found the old Hippie meme to be appropriate.
I see the Dude as spiritually turned on, tuned in and dropped out.
But you know. You gotta feed the monkey.
« Last post by tfroehle on Today at 08:02:49 AM »
Would the D.D.C. be considered Dudeism's "Bible" or would it be the Abide Guide?
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