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Rev. Gary (revgms)

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Engaged Dudeism?
« on: August 30, 2010, 09:59:14 AM »
The nihilists have kidnapped the girl, what can a Dude do to save her?

Maybe they are not all nihilists, and maybe the girl is our world, but any Dude can look around and see things are in the gutter. So what's a Dude to do about it? What can Dudes do? What is important to Dudes? And what do Dudes have to offer?

I dunno Dudes, is it time to form a league and join the tournament? If Dudeism were to become "Engaged", what would it look like? What unique gift do we have to share? And what are the things that are important to Dudeists that we should "roll" on?

The rug has been peed on Dudes, are we gonna let this aggression stand? Or is there a Dude inspired way we can chill for a better world?

That, and we can't let the Buddhists have all the fun. It is time, I think, to limber up, and help humanity start roll'n stones.

Thoughts Dudes?

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 02:40:29 PM »
Sounds exhausting dude.

What I like about Dudeism over Buddhism is low standers and even lower expectations.

Act without acting. Do without doing.

Fits very well with do no harm.

Fuck it dude...lets go bowling.

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 04:17:51 PM »
Yeah, but eventually ya gotta roll the ball.

Although, I totally agree with the take er easy plan, not forcing, not fighting, but being there, being Dudeists. Maybe not so much doing the things, but goin an watching, like performance art, it just needs encouragement. Some sort of Dudely version of bearing witness

I like the same thing you do, Dudeism appeals to my non conformist slacker point of view. I couldn't see any big Dudeist organisation, out there trying to change the world, Dudeism just defies rigid structure. That is what we all dig about it.

Engaged can mean just participating, the Dude didn't roll alone, he rolled with all sorts.

Besides, we all benefit from a more Due inspired world. Although I still ask, can there even be engaged Dudeism?

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 04:31:10 PM »
Well dude...we just don't know.

There are all kinds of Dudeist, if you wish to be an Engaged Dudeist I would say go for it. You just might be the dude for your place and time.

Just do not expect a slacker like me to get all reactionary over it.

But then, as always, that's just like my opinion man. 8^)
« Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 04:34:20 PM by cckeiser »
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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 06:34:44 PM »
As long as there is one Dudist on Earth, it will survive. As will bowling.....................

Let's get us a lane.

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 10:41:32 PM »
Got one all tripped out dude! 8^)

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 12:52:58 AM »

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 07:17:16 AM »
...I dunno Dudes, is it time to form a league and join the tournament? If Dudeism were to become "Engaged", what would it look like?...

It would look like it looks now.

You missed the Taoist slacker synthesis thing then?

I live my life as an example to others.

Your call to arms sounds too much like evangelicalism (and too much like hard work).

Much as you have found us, the Dudes will come to us.

Running around shouting about it really is not the Dudeist way (In my humble opinion).

I think this is Dudeism engaged already, like the gently flowing river we will wash away all our opposition by doing exactly what we do best, nothing.  ;D

Sit down, have a J, sip on another Caucasian, relax Dude, this is not Nam.  ;D
« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 12:32:48 PM by meekon5 »
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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 05:13:21 PM »
True, doing something inescapable, even doing nothing is doing not doing, and sometimes that causes more to happen than doing, doing something.

Abiding is not nothing, it is doing, the only way to not do is to not exist. Abiding is about intention and timing, right action at the right time.

And yeah I don't like shouting either, but a butterfly can be as engaged as an elephant, and a volcano can abide as well as a Redwood.

Sharing our Dudeness is probably all I am talking about here mang, I think I am thinking about sharing some of our Dudeness with with our compeers. Supporting those that support our Dudeism, and abiding in general.

Think about this, when a guard engaged a wise sage, he engaged back, and for that we thank Lao Tsu. There is no Caucasian with out mixing, there is no J with out cultivation and there is no chill'n unless some clear the space for it.

I am trying to work through a thought here, and I really appreciate all the comments.

Besides, we have already engaged, look at the association with Kiva, that is engaged Dudeism in action. Like it or not you Dudes have raised the banner already. Before I even spoke a word, well here that is.

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 06:50:20 AM »
Have to say I'm agreeing with you in every aspect.

I wear the patches and badges of Dudeism probably from the point that I'm expecting someone to say "Whats Dudeism" so I can then engage their interest.

And I agree with the Kiva thing we may have popped our head above the battlements there, but for a very good cause.

...I am trying to work through a thought here, and I really appreciate all the comments...

Like us all, and that's what the site should be used for.
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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 11:07:31 AM »
Bumped for pertinence to recent posts in "What state thread".

How do we engage each other and the world at large?

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 11:31:11 AM »
Well sadly I don't think this is our forte.
Personally I come to a Dudeism bent via a pretty certain belief that people are by and large sheep and even when they believe they are organizing around some ideal they are actually just being herded.

I doubt it would be a Dude that would lead the revolution. Sure he might dabble a bit in writing "statements" and occupying administration buildings but I think this ultimately just leads to smoking a lot of tie stick and what have you.  It's not to say that we lack strong convictions, I just think we feel the futility in it all. Given the right groundswell I suspect we'd be worthy fucking adversaries.
In the mean time lets go bowling.

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And at the very least there are the words of Jim Morrison (not so Dude)
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Dig what's dude and call the paraquat paraquat.
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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 11:34:50 AM »
I think the revolution is happening all the time. It never begins or ends, the whole cycle of the universe or whatever is the revolution. everybody on every "side" does what they think or believe they should be doing. I just want a world where its OK to do nothing and relax and learn things that i find interesting and have a rug that ties the room together and do a j. So by doing this I am already actively engaged in said revolution. If any dudes, or even non- dudes see my example and wish to join, even if only for a short period, then I know my work as a dudeist is being done.
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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2011, 12:00:52 PM »
My thinking on this is to just go where some dudely attitude can make a small relaxed difference, not for other dudes, but for those out there suffering from their own or other peoples undudeness.

Like I always wanted to go to disaster scenes and hand out coffee and provide chairs and blankets to the first responders. If anybody needs a place to chill and a warm beverage it is fireman or others dealing with some seriously undude shit. Stuff along those lines. Soup kitchens for the soul. Where people are stressed, that's where I think we should go, not with sermons or prayers or any of that bullshit, just some rugs hammocks and a quiet place to chill, we know how important that is, and it is what we have to share.

But I am just thinking aloud here, no where like trying to make a declaration or any such thing. I just loe this world and everybody in it, if I can help them find a little peace, then great.

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Re: Engaged Dudeism?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2011, 12:04:41 PM »
Revgms. That sounds wonderful. I could certainly be down with something like that. I also think the soup kitchen sounds great. I used to work at a community mental health center, and met all kinds of people that just needed a little goodwill. The troubles i run into are not knowing how to set anything like that up, or having even the smallest dollar amount necessary to do it.
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