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Title: UK Dudeism
Post by: RustyShackleford on April 07, 2016, 06:49:00 PM
How many Dudeists/Dudeist priests are there in the UK?
How do we get Dudeism officially recognised as a religion over here?
Are there people working towards the cause already?
Cause that would be dope, man.
Get me involved.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Dudeist Monk on April 08, 2016, 07:55:49 AM
UK Dudeist here.

No idea how we can get Dudeism recognised as a bona fide religion, to be honest. A lot of folks figured all you needed was enough people to state it on the census forms. If that were true, Jedi would be a recognised religion by now (in the last census people in their hundreds of thousands put "Jedi" down. Apparently.).

There's a probably a lot more ins and outs and what have yous to it than just a large number of people saying they are of a certain religion.

Sounds too exhausting to me. :-/
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: RandoRock on April 11, 2016, 05:21:12 AM
Jedi Knights are a recognized religion in the UK, at least according to the BBC. If enough people call for it then eventually it will happen it's just a matter of showing that it's something people actually care about.

That's pretty much the only guideline in the US for what makes a religion recognized. Do you really believe what you're saying? Are your beliefs illegal or against the best interest of the public?

If you answer yes and no to those then congrats in the eyes of the IRS you are a tax exempt church. The Military will even put whatever symbol you want on your tombstone as long as you can prove that it's what you actually believe.

That being said we're still a pretty far way off from getting the Day of the Dude off work , it will just take time like anything else that's worth doing.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: woollypigs on April 22, 2016, 03:03:15 PM
In the last UK census I wrote Dudeism :)
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: DudeInnaTruck on June 07, 2016, 01:44:36 PM
UK dude here on the south coast. Myself and the wife are ordained however the pretty one struggles to abide although I have slowed her down over the last five years, a work in progress lol. I was thinking about the census forms yesterday and will be putting Dudeist as my religion. I think it was listening to the latest podcast that made me think of it to be honest
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: StAugustineDude on June 08, 2016, 06:11:57 PM
Yeah, The Arch Dude of York (Kristian Lewin) had tried to get it on the Census in the UK, but evidently fell short of the necessary requirements.   Keep at them though! 

Van
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: DudeInnaTruck on June 09, 2016, 04:19:43 PM
Yeah, The Arch Dude of York (Kristian Lewin) had tried to get it on the Census in the UK, but evidently fell short of the necessary requirements.   Keep at them though! 

Van

Fucking A man, Fucking A.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Dudov on June 21, 2016, 04:28:56 AM
London Dudeist here.

Not sure how we get it officially recognized, but I'd be up for organising some kind of "UK Lebowski summit". Just bowl, some laughs, a few oat sodas... Anyone up for it?
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: ReverendAndrewMills on June 22, 2016, 03:14:56 PM
Hey Dude / Duder / El Duderino (if you're not into the whole brevity thing)

I'm like a uh, ordained uh priest, man. Used to live up in the big smoke in Shoreditch, but got tired of all the hustle and bustle. Moved on out to Bath in Somerset. Much more chilled man. It suits this dude's sensibilities. Anyhoo, I digress...

Would definitely be up for organising a UK get together of some kind. Throw a few rocks, toss back some oat sodas and a caucasian or two. Would love to meet some other British dudes. Heck, I might even bring my six-string trance wonder and get a little Creedence singalong going.

Have a good one brother. Let's keep this idea rolling.  8)
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Brother D on June 24, 2016, 11:14:57 AM
I live in the south west (Cornwall) and I'd be up for a dudely thing.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: DudeInnaTruck on June 25, 2016, 10:17:51 AM
Myself and the special lady would be interested, we're in west Sussex. Bit of a trek, but what isn't?
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: bodhidharma on August 07, 2016, 04:42:58 PM
South west sounds good to me (who am I?)
Based in Glastonbury
Dharma blessings
Bodhidharma
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Rev. Trisha on August 07, 2016, 05:15:22 PM
I am based in the Lincolnshire fens on the coast in a modest very rural village. So anywhere is a long way for me.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Dudov on September 06, 2016, 03:31:41 PM
Evening Dudes,

Let's definitely make this happen. Best thing to do would probably be to get ourselves a lane, a few beers and have some laughs. As for specifics, it's just like my opinion man, but maybe we should take this off the forum into a facebook group? Are you all on facebook?

Dudov
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Arch Dude of Wales on November 08, 2016, 11:50:04 AM
Hey Dudes, Welsh Dude here. I'd love it if we had a lebowski fest or something over here. Tax exemption would be cool too, but I won't hold my breath. Take it easy and abide my brothers.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: jgiffin on November 08, 2016, 02:59:25 PM
Yeah, The Arch Dude of York (Kristian Lewin) had tried to get it on the Census in the UK, but evidently fell short of the necessary requirements.   Keep at them though! 

Van

Fucking A man, Fucking A.

Whoa, we have an Arch Dude of York? That's pretty cool.

But I'm guessing Prince Andrew (Duke of York) won't agree to debate him.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Rev. Trisha on November 08, 2016, 04:04:05 PM
Hey Dudes, Welsh Dude here. I'd love it if we had a lebowski fest or something over here. Tax exemption would be cool too, but I won't hold my breath. Take it easy and abide my brothers.

and Sisters............. ;D

yes, it would be nice to have some such festival
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: The Hermit on November 15, 2016, 04:14:13 AM
Hi guys, Well some new shit about recognition may soon come to light. I've been in touch with the Home Office about recognition of religions in the uk. I'll try and keep you updated but there's a lot of ins and outs. Abide
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Rev. Trisha on November 16, 2016, 07:00:07 AM
Hi guys, Well some new shit about recognition may soon come to light. I've been in touch with the Home Office about recognition of religions in the uk. I'll try and keep you updated but there's a lot of ins and outs. Abide

Thank you for the update. Looking forward to further developments.  :)
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Iimpe on November 05, 2019, 07:14:48 AM
Did anybody succesfully got a temporary permit to celebrate a wedding under the marriage (scotland) act 1977?
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: sosenroshi on December 13, 2019, 03:41:20 PM
Dudeism is unique and offers a journey towards what you choose.
I have investigated a numbers of teachings and find that the Dude meets the self I wish to be. That is autonomous and free.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: sosenroshi on December 21, 2019, 03:02:01 PM
Hi fellow Dudes.
I guess recognition or not I know I am centred and true to the cause.
Ordination is only important as a description I see no great value in titles.
I live in the south west spending a lot of time in Glastonbury. I practice Zazen and the teachings of Dogen. However, in my work as a therapist it is the greatest teaching to see the value of being human and realising our potential.
It would be good to share with other travellers on the path.
Title: Re: UK Dudeism
Post by: Besion on June 22, 2020, 11:26:34 AM
Did anybody succesfully got a temporary permit to celebrate a wedding under the marriage (scotland) act 1977?

I have the same question, it would be really cool