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I like Miller. High Life and Miller Lite are my go to oat sodas.
I call it horse piss.
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.
Dudeist Spiritualism / Re: Dudeism, exclusive or inclusive?
« Last post by Hominid on Today at 05:56:01 PM »
Then there's vagina.
Miller - you call that beer? 
General Discussion / Re: Abide
« Last post by The Daryl on Today at 05:28:07 PM »
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.
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?
General Discussion / Abide
« Last post by BikerDude on Today at 10:12:45 AM »
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 have no choice but to tell these
            bums that they should do whatever is
            necessary to recover their money
            from you, Jeffrey Lebowski.  And
            with Brandt as my witness, tell you
            this:  Any further harm visited upon
            Bunny, shall be visited tenfold upon
            your head.

      Between thumb and forefinger the Dude holds up the contents
      of the package--a little toe, with emerald green nail polish.

            ...By God sir.  I will not abide
            another toe.

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?

verb: abide; 3rd person present: abides; past tense: abided; past participle: abided; gerund or present participle: abiding

    accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).
    "I said I would abide by their decision"
    synonyms:   comply with, obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, uphold, heed, accept, go along with, acknowledge, respect, defer to
    "he expected everybody to abide by the rules"
    antonyms:   flout, disobey
    be unable to tolerate (someone or something).
    "if there is one thing I cannot abide it is a lack of discipline"
    synonyms:   tolerate, bear, stand, put up with, endure, take, countenance; More
    "I can't abide the smell of cigarettes"
    antonyms:   enjoy, relish

    (of a feeling or a memory) continue without fading or being lost.
    synonyms:   continue, remain, survive, last, persist, stay, live on
    "the memory of our parting will abide"
    antonyms:   fade, disappear
        live; dwell.


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.
Well ok..
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.

Of course, we too have a tome that you can use to really tie your head together, and it?s called The Dude De Ching.

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.
"Turn on"
"Tune in"
"Drop out".

I see the Dude as spiritually turned on, tuned in and dropped out.
But you know. You gotta feed the monkey.
Would the D.D.C. be considered Dudeism's "Bible" or would it be the Abide Guide?
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What's a shriner ChaplainK? I know I can google it but I like the personal touch... :)


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