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« Last post by Abideist on Today at 06:10:27 AM »
Okay, So Caesar dude, let me offer a bit more explanation. Also my honest apologies to DB, ForumDude, and RighteousDude, and anyone else I may have offended. Please allow me to do my best at clearing up some misunderstandings from this ill communication.
First and foremost, I am a dude, and I am a dudeist, and I will always be a dudeist regardless if my ordination is revoked or if somehow the government or a Nazi-esque regime tried to take it away from me. And I would also borrow from the quran a bit of espionage and deny my dudeism if under threat of death, if only to feign ignorance and keep practicing my bowling technique in secret. (thank you for the three things video by the way)
Secondly, I am honest when I tell you I do now understand that not all muslims want me dead and it is much like a boy scout troupe that is lead by single mothers, a bit of teaching the wrong things like sewing instead of rowing, and a bit of reading the long lost daddys old scout book before the new edition that doesn't teach about moss growing on the north side of trees because it's bullshit, and then getting your ass lost in the woods with arts in crafts instead of a pocket knife...I don't know why I wrote that, I think I thought I was going somewhere that made more sense. But I'm leaving it because it's funny.
My point being that there are muslims that know right and wrong and will never harm you or I, but because of a few assholes, there continues to be fresh meat ready to do the wrong things. It doesn't help that their version of the pope wants to talk about all this violence instead of a simple dalilamic message of peace.
3. I never said I hate muslims. Ever. I don't know why Ceasar dude you continue to put those words in my mouth. (so to say)
4. I am not racist. I'm not sure if you understand what that word means when you called me a racist. That would mean I hate people based on their beliefs or skin type, or where they are from, but again. I never said hate.
5. I still disapprove of the way certain groups that are not in the majority practice "peace", which I wrongly said F*** about.
6. I'm not available to get online as often as you guys, I will try to do so, if my opinions can be tolerated, but when you leave 5 messages you can bet when I logged in, I read one of them and maybe the guy after that before I had to log off. It's rare I can log in long enough to make these long responses, and normally that is why you might see every blue moon ABIDEIST responding to 10 topics and then disappearing.
okay tired of numbers again. So here are some other points. (I feel very undude like having to lay it out like a defense with all this hoopla, not my style, but im afraid of leaving this issue to spiral out of control again without being more clear and trying to address the anger and comments about what some people seem to think dudeism is about, and how my opinion somehow would effect that)
I think the idea of dudeism is lost to some, and I personally do find it to be a spiritual and very real way of life, not just a movie site, I recognize how funny it is that it stems from a cult film, and obviously that is easily viewed as a joke, but I believe In dudeism for what it represents, it's a name and place for it's time but the thoughts have been here forever. I got this way by over coming my previous religious engagments finding myself, and not adhering to anything specific other than my life for what it is. I have studied religion which helped me realize that FOR ME, dudeism is perfect and says 'hey, I don't believe religion is such a hot idea, we can't truly know anything, enjoy life, and be cool dudes' however, dudeism to me also represents freedom. Which is greatly overlooked by the dudes coming here to support getting high a cool flick, and some oat sodas. It's so much greater than what one of you fellows scribbled back there, about 'I thought this place was supposed to be all peace and if you exist as a dude, maybe I can't either' or something like that. Okay. So where did it say on the ordination form that your fellow dudes were all going to be relaxing and smoking a doobie while bombs were dropping on the bowling alley and the kaluha is being confiscated by fucking nihilists? I know how to party man, and I know how to relax, but I also know that I would like to keep doing it forever, and I want my brothers and little achievers to enjoy the same freedom. I am also a believer that there is a greater reason, a binding force (like star wars) in the galaxy that brings us here, and my walter side is a part of that. It has it's short comings, but without it, I cannot be a true dude. I think that is our own bit of confusion to dudeists. The name is dudeism, so you immediately assume it's all about the dudes personality. Thats' the part you like most, so stick to that and ignore the rest. well if you can do that, more power to you citizen.
Alright, it's late as fuck, I have more to blurb that I hope Caesar and Righteous dude will check in and give me a chance on, but for now Im done.
RicheousDude, sorry you want to be deordained because of a fire I lit, I hope it has helped you to think and grow as a dude even if you don't consider yourself one.
« Last post by Abideist on Today at 04:28:35 AM »
I have two words. Fuck you.
Caesar dude...You can pat yourself on the back now. You made a believer out of me.
But in all seriousness, dudes; I decided to do some educating beyond what I have already invested. Which was personal experience and about 10 years of internet research...I dived into the muslim world. Went behind the scene and went as far as to talk to several muslims about this issue.
Thank you. Because of your 'fuck you', I might not have had the motivation to do this in my life. I got out there and had more than just a personal experience. I had a near religious, most definitely dudeist experience.
So let it be known, I no longer think the majority of muslims want me dead. The imam definitely does however.
I got this story in a email http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/budd-family/message/3685
My response to something like this is, relax dudes. If we can't learn to be patient and exercise restraint in condemning all muslims we are no better than when the inquistions were happening. Rick Mathes seems to forget that several popes did endorse the inquisitions. We cannot progress when the practice of religious freedom is attacked, just as we can't tolerate the terrorists that attack those who are unbelievers. That's why we are at war and occupy the middle east. We are sending a message that we will not stand for it dudes. I absolutely believe there are sects of muslims that have no problem with a jihad on non believers. And it's easy to manipulate the youth because they have undeveloped minds, and have not lived long enough to enjoy the freedoms that their country does not have. We need to practice restraint and patience, and eventually I predict there may be amendments to Quran and to the prophets commandments. Just as the bible has been altered. I realize now that it's important to not judge all muslims immediately , because in these modern times I know now that many really don't practice that way. We do have Christmas/Easter Christians, the not so devout. It's not so hard to believe there are muslims that follow the good stuff, like my new testament only neighbors. The problem is, it only takes one extremist to kill you. And we are currently being attacked on our soil, (USA, Great Britain) which makes it difficult to trust. I wondered why so many Mosques are being built, and I was explained by a man of Islamic faith that this was good thing despite my initial concerns. I forgot about my rights, because I'm an idiot. But it makes perfect sense that in order to keep religious freedom for all, we can't pick and choose to abolish islam just because some of them declare and follow jihad. If we get aggressive and openly reject them, it gives the government an excuse to restrict religious freedom.
Much of my previous distaste for the actions of the extremists stems from the many sources it occurs. It isn't simply Bin Laden and his band of merry morons. It was that it appears so rampant and world wide. The Buddhist provocation was just one more straw to break the camels back and my response was unnecessary and antagonistic. Sorry dude.
I wouldn't want get caught in a dark alley with a group of strange moslem men, but i'm not going to burn down any mosques either. I wouldn't harm anyone ever unless it was life or death obviously. The scary thing to me is that I was raised to know good and evil and that killing is wrong no matter the circumstance, yet, in the quran the loop hole against non believers is dangerous when misunderstandings and fuck ups like with the monks can go out of control quickly. Bottom line, no, not all muslims are out to get me and you. I just hope in 30 years that In & Out burger has a muslim friendly menu.
« Last post by roystonoboogie on May 19, 2013, 04:53:22 PM »
I tend to go for 2:1 spirit:vermouth (vodka, gin, not fussed). What can I say? I like vermouth. Particularly fond of Noilly Prat, not least for the name. For shits 'n' giggles I might add a dash of triple sec, or limoncello, or even whatever aniseed-based liqueur I have kicking around.
I like an olive in my martini because I like olives. Mrs. O'Boogie demurs - she prefers a pickled onion, which I believe makes it a gibson? If I'm out of olives, I'll go with a miniature dill pickle or a pickled chilli.
A couple of years ago we accidentally made the most vicious, homicidal chilli vodka known to man. A tiny splash of that livens up any cocktail.
Thank you all, and a Big Thank You to The Dudely Lama for fixing up the piece with all the pretty pictures and all. The visuals really tied the piece together dude! Thankee!
« Last post by Masked Dude on May 19, 2013, 01:48:58 PM »
I'm right there with ya, DB. I wasn't so eloquent, since my punishment for him involved barbed wire colonoscopies and other fun things for him.
« Last post by DigitalBuddha on May 19, 2013, 05:46:56 AM »
Why start anywhere? All at once
« Last post by DigitalBuddha on May 19, 2013, 02:49:41 AM »
The only Cool Aid I'm drinkin' has vodka in it, fellow dudes!
« Last post by DigitalBuddha on May 19, 2013, 02:48:49 AM »
« Last post by LotsaBadKarma on May 19, 2013, 02:08:51 AM »
Hey man, take it easy. The gubmint will give you your rights.....and a few lefts, too.
« Last post by Chaplain K on May 19, 2013, 12:50:31 AM »
The only Cool Aid I'm drinkin' has vodka in it, fellow dudes!
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