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so why are you a dudeist?
« on: April 07, 2010, 09:57:52 AM »
why are you a dudeist? it seems to me there are a few different kind of dudes here, those who are obviously huge fans of the big lebowski and quote the movie at every opportunity and others who relate to the big lebowski's dude as they too are slackers, and there are also those who truly believe it to be a truly great religion, so what is your take and your thoughts on this? :)

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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 10:47:18 AM »
Well, that's an innerestin' question.  I have a seen a lot of pure Lebowskists about, and a lot of people of other religions who just dig the style of the group.

I myself am not a Lebowskist (although I do enjoy Coenisms), but being a Coens fan, and Dudeist, I can't help but have profound respect for the movie and what it's done to help so many people, including our own Dudely Lama, realise what the character of The Dude represents.  I do enjoy using Lebowskisms by way of common ground to help get my points across on here and in my Dudespaper articles, so it really is a great tool of unification :)

Likewise, I'm not a member of any other religion.  I'm a bit of a dabbler who was brought up christian, faded from it as a I grew older, looked for my own solution for a while, ignored it all for a spell, stuck my nose into Buddhism and then just used a hodgepodge of spiritual ideals that suited my own style and beliefs.

That, of course, brought me here.  A set of compiled philosophies and truly beneficial practices that not only fitted in with what I thought but was so open I can really feel a part of something and contribute back in as much as I get out.  I'm actually proud to say I have a faith, now I've found Dudeism, rather that put myself down as an Agnostic, I know exactly which agnostic branch I am.  The branch that says "maybe yes, but maybe no, but... aww, who cares right now?"

But hey, that's just me :)
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 11:04:09 AM »
Well, Dudeism is made by many different persons. I can only talk about me, but the beauty of Dudeism is just that, like a diamond with thousands of facets. What I like of Dudeism is that's very relaxed, and not exhausting. And its rules are pretty simple to follow: Relax and enjoy life. That's it.
And as a wiser fella then myself once said you can be dudeist and everything else: a dudeist christian, a dudeist muslim, a dudeist.... :)
Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man.

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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 01:05:00 PM »
i myself have never been into religion whatsoever but just kind of lived my life according to the way i felt was right, then i found dudeism and i realised that this was the way that i had been living for years, i do like the big lebowski but for me dudeism is not about the movie and instead is a way of life and i seriously believe a fantastic religion.

Yes i also understand that you can be a dude no matter if you belong to another religion or not but for me dudeism is my religion,

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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 11:09:00 PM »
I view it as Interactive Religertainment, wave of the future dude.  Ok, I'll allow there are some televangelists that made their mark when it was their time'n place.
But if I wasnt a dudeist, I'd be an Ed C. Agnostic.
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 12:51:08 AM »
I chose Dudeism after I read about it in You're a Lebowski, I'm a Lebowski.  Previous to that I had looked up to the Dude for his Dudeness.  Here is a man who lives the way he wishes, doesn't need a career, and doesn't need the material things of the world.  He has a few things in life that he enjoys: Bowling, Caucasians, Oat Sodas, Marijuana, and Music.  His wardrobe consists of nothing less than comfortable.  Also, one thing I have done my entire life is try to avoid negative vibes.  You know, just take it easy, man. 

Once I became ordained, I found this forum, along with all of you.  A bunch of like minded individuals, willing to look at things closer without flipping shit if you don't agree.  We abide.
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 05:12:27 PM »
I was looking for an online ordination in order to carry out a baby naming ceremony...and when I typed that in, Dudeism came up...and everything fell into place for me...I have loved the film for several years and have always understood where the dude was coming from!

I live my life in such a way that I try and do no harm to anybody around me as I know that in my past I have done a lot of damage and although I cannot condone for what I have done at least I can now try and move through peoples lives now without creating chaos.

As previously stated I'm a pagan with Druidic tendencies and a lot of Zen influence in there too....but all that didn't start until my late thirties so there's a lot of karma to make up while I'm existing on this planet.

Dudeism to me is simply a way of allowing me to pass on a bit of chill to the neighbourhood.

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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 09:54:00 AM »
i hear you loud and clear reverend john, i know where you are coming from dude

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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 03:19:38 AM »
 I know exactly where The Dude was coming from. I been diggin' The Dude for about, a year or so. Dude rocks.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2010, 03:35:10 AM by Robert the Dude »

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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2010, 07:44:28 AM »
why are you a dudeist? it seems to me there are a few different kind of dudes here, those who are obviously huge fans of the big lebowski and quote the movie at every opportunity and others who relate to the big lebowski's dude as they too are slackers, and there are also those who truly believe it to be a truly great religion, so what is your take and your thoughts on this? :)

I just happened on the site. I have spent many years integrating Buddhism, Taoism, and Paganism, into my life and by effect infecting others around me with the same.

It hit a note with me as i think of myself as a bit of a slacker (given the chance) and a poet, philosopher, artist.

The heavy influence of Taoism helped as well.

I don't feel that I became a Dudeist, it just gave me a convenient name to give everyone who needed a label to "understand" for their way of looking at the world. (not that I need a label because I have just been me for years now).
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 10:13:25 PM »
Long before I found the Dudeism website/religion...I would tell ppl, when asked, my only 'hero' was this character called The Dude....
You can imagine my ....room tying together...when I found out I was indeed Dudeist.

  I am a spiritual student. I'm currently an apprentice in contemporary shamanism, I read a lot on quantum theory and get my science/spiritual fix from that, I enjoy the Taoist way and just am generally a real mix but don't put all my balls in one bag you know?

  I speak fluent Dudeise, and regularly confuse the square community.
I am known on my island for my Dudeish ways and for my 3 Dudeism bumperstickers.

  I regularly ask myself :What would Dude do? Cuz it's almost always the right answer.

HOWEVER I am a single mom of two, gotta feed the monkey and pay Monty , so I can only be *so* lazy. (but i'm pretty good at fitting it in.)
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2010, 12:11:17 AM »
why are you a dudeist? it seems to me there are a few different kind of dudes here, those who are obviously huge fans of the big lebowski and quote the movie at every opportunity and others who relate to the big lebowski's dude as they too are slackers, and there are also those who truly believe it to be a truly great religion, so what is your take and your thoughts on this? :)

I was another agnostic. Always found religion interesting but I never had much interest in adopting one myself. I cobbled together a personal philosophy built upon pieces of other religions, different philosophies, literature, music, etc. Then while looking up new "alternative religions" to satiate my intellectual appetite I came across Dudeism and I was like, "Hey, I think I'm a Dudeist." So I followed the Dudespaper for a while, kind of liked the sense of community here so late last year I decided to get ordained.
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2010, 09:50:05 AM »
Yeah I'm a failed catholic, quite glad I bummed out too, was all a bit er hectic, too many ins too many outs.
Always been some kinda peace lovin' liberal facist, that just means I got some extreme solutions to the worlds ills, nothing to do with race or anything like that,(so ease up you keen key tappers)  as far as I'm concerned everyone is as equally nutty as squirrel shit!
Read up alot on Native Americans and their world view and thoroughly enjoyed thought provoking conversations with some into the night on news groups.
Now I got my own philosophy on life made up of allsorts of innerestin bits and bobs, sometimes it overspills onto this plane via poems and stuff.
Just a matter of interest, I didn't say I was 'interested' in Native Americans because as one fella succinctly put it,"We ain't fucking dead yet!"
Well if that all made sense..................then shit I need a spiritual waxing.
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 07:26:46 AM »
Yeah I'm a failed catholic, quite glad I bummed out too...

Now was it a conversation with you or your Dad where it was basically described as a Damion moment where you were screaming and shouting and refusing to enter a church with your Dad trying to pull you in?
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Re: so why are you a dudeist?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2010, 02:53:05 PM »
Oh yeah! I was 3 years old at the time of my sister's confirmation, dad had hold of my hand and as we were about to enter the church he felt a pull on his arm, he turned to see me with my foot up against the stone door frame and a face that would have boiled shit!
I guess I shouldn't expect the key to the executive toilet up there, I'll probably be cleaning the fuckers.
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