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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #285 on: October 01, 2014, 09:36:43 PM »
The trick is; how do you move Dudeism forward while being a slacker at the same time? 8)

It could be that this is a hint on how to do it...


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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #286 on: October 01, 2014, 10:11:50 PM »
The trick is; how do you move Dudeism forward while being a slacker at the same time? 8)

It could be that this is a hint on how to do it...



That...or we could talk about it for a while, drop it, and then intermittently raise the issue only to have it repeatedly drowned by our lack of motivation.

Yeah, I think we have that down pat.

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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #287 on: October 02, 2014, 05:55:13 PM »
That...or we could talk about it for a while, drop it, and then intermittently raise the issue only to have it repeatedly drowned by our lack of motivation.

Yeah, I think we have that down pat.

Ebb and flow, man :)

Personally, I've found huge chunks of this thread interesting and even inspiring. But you can only fuck it to play bowling for the stanley cup so many times before the thrill is gone ;)

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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #288 on: October 03, 2014, 03:59:21 AM »
I tried to move Dudeism forward... but that thing was heavy, man.  Can't somebody else do it?  The Cap'n has a bad back, dudes.

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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #289 on: October 05, 2014, 10:57:24 PM »
So how do we move Dudeism forward while still slacking? We let it move forward on its own. Be Dudeists. Drink white russians, smoke a J, and bring the room together with your rug.

Others who are looking for a new belief system will stop and ask "Hey there, you seem very happy and chill. What do you do?"

And then you will say "The Dude Abides."


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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #290 on: October 07, 2014, 10:51:22 AM »
So how do we move Dudeism forward while still slacking? We let it move forward on its own. Be Dudeists. Drink white russians, smoke a J, and bring the room together with your rug.

Others who are looking for a new belief system will stop and ask "Hey there, you seem very happy and chill. What do you do?"

And then you will say "The Dude Abides."



Now yer getting it.

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Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world ? Dudeism. An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh?lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you?d like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we?ll help you get started. Right after a little nap

Personally if a person is truly groping for meaning and undergoing some type of crisis I would refrain from suggesting a religion based on a fictional character from a movie (in spite of the numerous mainstream religion likewise based on fictional characters).
Just my opinion man.
This is not to say that the beliefs and attitude is without merit. It really is.
It's resemblance to Taoism is real.

Take em bowling. Or just be a Dude and hang with em. At times thought is the enemy.
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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #291 on: October 07, 2014, 08:08:44 PM »
...Personally if a person is truly groping for meaning and undergoing some type of crisis I would refrain from suggesting a religion based on a fictional character from a movie (in spite of the numerous mainstream religion likewise based on fictional characters).
Just my opinion man.
This is not to say that the beliefs and attitude is without merit. It really is.
It's resemblance to Taoism is real...

Mark it eight, Dudes.  If someone is having a personal crisis on whatever level, it's probably not the best idea to start with, "Have you ever seen The Big Lebowski?"  But the cool thing about Dudeism is that we're able to draw on wisdom that has been perpetuated down through the generations and across the sands of time, regardless of whether the source is a previously established religion, a philosophy, or just something someone scrawled on a cocktail napkin.  It certainly has it's foundation in Taoism and Zen, but let's not forget, let's not forget there's a whole lot of enlightenment out there that has nothing to do with spiritual belief.  If it works, it works, simple as that.  And it does it all without being judgmental--none of that finger-pointing or "Oh, you shouldn't have done that," crap.  Nobody's perfect, nobody has a perfect life.  We all fuck up from time to time, and we all go through shit we have to deal with.  Dudeism simply helps us get back on the right path and helps us get through those difficult times without the added bullshit of feeling like we're being put on trial or will somehow be punished...well, except for Karma, but...aww hell, I'm ramblin' again.

Regardless of how it started, Dudeism is about living a better, simpler life without all of the baggage that comes with some of the other religions.  Of course, that's just, like, my opinion, man;  I could be wrong.
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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #292 on: October 08, 2014, 09:01:05 AM »
...Personally if a person is truly groping for meaning and undergoing some type of crisis I would refrain from suggesting a religion based on a fictional character from a movie (in spite of the numerous mainstream religion likewise based on fictional characters).
Just my opinion man.
This is not to say that the beliefs and attitude is without merit. It really is.
It's resemblance to Taoism is real...

Mark it eight, Dudes.  If someone is having a personal crisis on whatever level, it's probably not the best idea to start with, "Have you ever seen The Big Lebowski?"  But the cool thing about Dudeism is that we're able to draw on wisdom that has been perpetuated down through the generations and across the sands of time, regardless of whether the source is a previously established religion, a philosophy, or just something someone scrawled on a cocktail napkin.  It certainly has it's foundation in Taoism and Zen, but let's not forget, let's not forget there's a whole lot of enlightenment out there that has nothing to do with spiritual belief.  If it works, it works, simple as that.  And it does it all without being judgmental--none of that finger-pointing or "Oh, you shouldn't have done that," crap.  Nobody's perfect, nobody has a perfect life.  We all fuck up from time to time, and we all go through shit we have to deal with.  Dudeism simply helps us get back on the right path and helps us get through those difficult times without the added bullshit of feeling like we're being put on trial or will somehow be punished...well, except for Karma, but...aww hell, I'm ramblin' again.

Regardless of how it started, Dudeism is about living a better, simpler life without all of the baggage that comes with some of the other religions.  Of course, that's just, like, my opinion, man;  I could be wrong.

Well said.

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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #293 on: October 15, 2014, 04:08:17 PM »
I don't believe a Dudeist would ever say having an existential, mid life, or life altering crisis we have the cure for what ails yah. I believe a Dudeist would be more like F#$% it lets have a time out and go have a beer and bowl, and if they are wise from years of living or because of mind blasting life happenings maybe they might impart some of that Dudely wisdom, but never do I picture a Dudeist saying follow me, my way is awesome, and will fix yah right up that is just not realistic within the reality of life or the Dude. Of course, that is just like my opinion and as life shows all, opinions are like butt holes everyone has them, and like all butt holes, most of the time it is only relevant to the owner.   

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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #294 on: December 11, 2014, 01:51:04 AM »
I don't believe a Dudeist would ever say having an existential, mid life, or life altering crisis we have the cure for what ails yah. I believe a Dudeist would be more like F#$% it lets have a time out and go have a beer and bowl, and if they are wise from years of living or because of mind blasting life happenings maybe they might impart some of that Dudely wisdom, but never do I picture a Dudeist saying follow me, my way is awesome, and will fix yah right up that is just not realistic within the reality of life or the Dude. Of course, that is just like my opinion and as life shows all, opinions are like butt holes everyone has them, and like all butt holes, most of the time it is only relevant to the owner.

This hits it, man.  Dudeism isn't about the preaching, it's about the doing, about the abiding and setting an example for those around us.  Going back to what prompted this thread several years ago, I think we, as dudeists, all need to be ready to (to use a christian phrase unfortunately) "witness" when the need arises.  If we're out and about and see someone obviously having a bad day, we should be friendly and remind them to "take her easy" if it's appropriate, or if it's our friend or family member, actually help them to do it; take them bowling or offer them a drink or something.  No preaching needed- just set the example of how to abide.  Then, if they ask, tell them about being a Dude.

It's been a long two days reading all 20 pages of this but it's been incredibly, incredibly insightful, especially considering I'm starting a podcast.  I'd love to see our lifestyle grow and I hope I can be a part of that, with or without the 'cast.

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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #295 on: April 07, 2016, 09:47:38 AM »
What's That Smell!? ???

Yo meekon5, cakebelly!...you smell something rotten here?
Do I detect the rancid odor of "Christianization" going on here?

WTF!?...expanding the Dudeist canon - move it - springboard - propel - evolving our philosophies - broadening our base of members/followers/believers.

Yo dudes...just feed it; keep the fuckin' Christians out, allow it to be organic and grow on it's own. 8)

I am a Christian Dudeist... That is VERY UNDUDE of you and edging onto full out Walter ragefest!

Dudeism is no Joke to me... I want to further the Dudeway... Which is personal to each who follows it. Unique in what contributes to each Dudeists walk... If your not down with that your already off the path man! Or Dudeism is already a bait and switch lie to draw suckers in and then hit them with bigoted and uptight behind the curtain politics. I hope not!



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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #296 on: April 07, 2016, 06:59:51 PM »
What's That Smell!? ???

Yo meekon5, cakebelly!...you smell something rotten here?
Do I detect the rancid odor of "Christianization" going on here?

WTF!?...expanding the Dudeist canon - move it - springboard - propel - evolving our philosophies - broadening our base of members/followers/believers.

Yo dudes...just feed it; keep the fuckin' Christians out, allow it to be organic and grow on it's own. 8)

I am a Christian Dudeist... That is VERY UNDUDE of you and edging onto full out Walter ragefest!

Dudeism is no Joke to me... I want to further the Dudeway... Which is personal to each who follows it. Unique in what contributes to each Dudeists walk... If your not down with that your already off the path man! Or Dudeism is already a bait and switch lie to draw suckers in and then hit them with bigoted and uptight behind the curtain politics. I hope not!



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Hey Christian Dude, welcome to the lanes!  Just in case you haven't figured it out yet, you will encounter Dudeists here who will be hesitant, at the very least, to easily accept someone who openly professes their affiliation with Christianity in any form.  Y'see, one of the reasons we're all here is because many of us have rejected the so-called "western" religions like Christianity, we're tired of having their Dogma shoved down our throats, and we're seeking refuge from that sort of thing.  In fact, many Dudeists are atheists and agnostics.  That being said, you're bound to encounter some resistance here to the mere mention of Christianity.  That is not to say you're unwelcome, but persistent promotion of Christianity isn't welcome simply because that's not what we're about.  It's as out-of-place here as interrupting services in a Catholic church to educate the parishioners about Buddhism.  Dudeism is a very accepting belief but, like any other organization, like-minded individuals will be a better fit.

Also, you shouldn't expect a direct response from Chuck "cckeiser" Keiser because he passed away nearly two years ago.
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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #297 on: April 08, 2016, 10:24:30 AM »
I am a Christian Dudeist... That is VERY UNDUDE of you and edging onto full out Walter ragefest!

Dudeism is no Joke to me... I want to further the Dudeway... Which is personal to each who follows it. Unique in what contributes to each Dudeists walk... If your not down with that your already off the path man!
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I think if you take dudeism too seriously, you kinda miss the point. Spouting out "I am this or that dudeist", encourages segregation and division and dudes abiding in their own clique, which goes against the community spirit of dudeism.

So there's Christian dudes, hindudes, Buddudes etc, which is cool, unless they use their belief to judge others, then they become undude and that shit just don't fly round these parts.

Grab an oat soda, hang out and what not, but judge not, lest ye be an asshole etc.

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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #298 on: April 09, 2016, 01:12:43 AM »
Got it Brother D :)

If you see some of my other posts you'll see I am not here to do any of that. Or breed division as Reverend Al mentions...

However... with the strong Eastern references which abound in Dudeism... I am simply drawing a distinction to define my path as a Dudeist being steered by First Draft Christianity and the Dudely walk of Jesus Christ. It is inevitable that I (or any other Christian Dude) will be asked, "How can you be a Christian AND a Dudeist?"

I for one will be ready with an answer: 1 Peter 3:15  "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear"

Give or take certain particulars and beliefs... a TRUE Christian Dude should somewhat resemble The Dude! And all joking aside... and I do love to joke... Dudeism contributes to an understanding of a less uptight path that Jesus intended humanity to follow :) I intend to bring that shit to light going both ways... in Dudeism and to Uptight Christians. Help me by making this a place where they feel safe to loosen up... and maybe we will get a few less uptight Christians.

I just came to check out the lanes and was shocked to see that my fellow Dudeists coming from other walks (particularly the atheists and agnostics) were doing exactly what you describe... against Christians. How can I (or other potential Christian or Theists of any kind) feel welcome to Dudeism if what they see is open derision of their beliefs (if you don't see that in the forums... your not reading them).

My intent here is purely the contributions of First Draft Christianity and the Dudely walk of Jesus Christ pertaining to Dudeism... not the direct promotion of Christianity. Anything beyond that has its place somewhere else or at the very least wherever this forum deems it on topic. I am here to be a Dude.

Thanks for the Greets!
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Re: Moving Dudeism Forwards
« Reply #299 on: April 12, 2016, 12:19:05 AM »
Hello everyone, just recently joined the forums.

For myself, personally I further Dudeism by simply offering it up when asked.  So if people as you about what you do, or your hobbies, or what have you, I include Dudeist Monk on the list and it usually leads to conversation.

Other than that, I invite friends to come to gatherings, bbq's, bowling, what not, and refer to it as a congregation.

Again, these small subtle things in day to day life can help Dudeism along, albeit slowly.

 

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