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Abideism (Abiding without Lebowski) => General Abideism => Topic started by: Masked Dude on October 25, 2012, 08:43:51 PM

Title: Nonners
Post by: Masked Dude on October 25, 2012, 08:43:51 PM
I am what I call a nonner -- I actually have not seen The Big Lebowski.

I know, you're probably shocked. I know the basics of the movie and of The Dude. It's funny because I've seen many movies with the actors of the movie. The odd thing, even without seeing the movie, I still feel I can embrace Dudeism. For us Nonners (with or without a capital letter, who cares) I'm wondering... should I watch the movie?

So I figure I have these options:

By the way, "nonnner" comes from non- for not, in case you weren't sure. :)
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: forumdude on October 25, 2012, 09:52:14 PM
In Hinduism the gods are seen as a metaphorical vehicle for people who aren't spiritually advanced enough to understand abstract concepts. Yet even the high level yogis still use the mythology to discuss aspects of consciousness. In the same way, TBL is just a vehicle. If you get the point of Dudeism without the movie then you are already a very advanced Dudeist! The main advantage to you would be that you'd get all the inside jokes and references more clearly when we refer to them or utilize parlance from the film. Plus, it's nice to have some bon mots to drive philosophical points home. Sort of how Christians use lines from the bible to underline their ethos while arguing a point. But there are references throughout the canon of world literature that can serve just as well, though other people may not be familiar with them and you'll have to reference your sources when you do so if you want them to know what you're blathering about.
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 25, 2012, 11:27:49 PM
I am about to write an article around the theme of something like "when a star blows up and goes super nova it's doing a very natural dude like thing, it's the star's way of saying "the star abides" or "well, that's just like my opinion, man."

The point is that, if lived in a way that it can be lived, dude should be a natural state of being; hence the Dude's comment "the Dude abides." What else, in reality, could the Dude, or you and I, do? We abide.

......that's just like my opinion, man.
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: Zen Dog on October 26, 2012, 08:08:32 PM
The Is doesn't need you to tell anybody how it works.
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 27, 2012, 06:30:59 AM
The Is doesn't need you to tell anybody how it works.

And, the IS also doesn't need anyone to tell anyone that it doesn't need to tell anybody how it works. ;D

........is that some kind of Eastern thing?
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: milnie on October 27, 2012, 03:24:31 PM
That sounds like a line from an 80's song ;)
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 27, 2012, 08:56:04 PM
That sounds like a line from an 80's song ;)

Yeah, kind of like "I just stopped in to see what condition my condition was in."

........is this, what day is this?
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: Boston Rockbury on November 23, 2012, 01:25:06 PM
Dudeism is for people who like their metaphorical vehicle with rust coloration.
Title: Re: Nonners
Post by: DigitalBuddha on November 23, 2012, 09:33:50 PM
Dudeism is for people who like their metaphorical vehicle with rust coloration.

Fuckin' eh!