Many of you are familiar, and maybe even diehard fans of the main character of the Big Lebowski known simply as “The Dude”. But did you know there has been a religion created around him? Welcome to Dudeism!
“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.”
Added bonus: no deity worship requirement. Finally! A religion I can support.
You can even be ordained as a Dudeist priest for free. Not sure what that entitles you to but it sounds pretty cool.
Here is a quote from their “Take It Easy Manifesto:
“THERE’S A RELIGION for its time and place…It fits right in there, helps us abide through all the strikes and gutters, the ups and downs of the whole durned human comedy. It really ties your life together. And the religion for our time and place is Dudeism.”
Oh, if only all organized religions could be so easygoing…….