Rev. Steebs points out a very Dudely notion — that Dudeists are everywhere, even if they don’t self-apply that handle. It’s incumbent upon us to both be Dude and to see Dude, wherever it may be, even if it’s not dressed up in a robe and jellies.
What, the fuck? Yes, that’s the subject of this fucking interesting article by contributor Mark Mac. Our favorite movie may not be the one with the most F-bombs in it, but it may be the most fucklosophical. Let’s take a look.
Brian Dean from Anxiety Culture is back with a helpful essay about cracking the case of what your life’s all about. As a wiser feller than ourselves once said: To dude is to be.
With the industry of fear at fever pitch, Rev. Colin Flahive thows a bucket of refreshing water on the inflammation. In this wake up call for humanity he reminds us how good we’ve got it and how the universe doesn’t really give a shit about us. All that remains is to abide our what-have-you with grace and goodwill.
While it’s easy to look at the Dude as the gentle Taoist master and Walter as the Old Testament enforcer, perhaps Walter plays an integral part in the Dudeist yin yang dynamic. Rev. Aaron Weintraub sympathizes here with the Dude’s freedom-fighting best buddy.
Rev. GMS takes a look at the “Power of Postiitve Thinking” movement. Recently it’s come under scrutiny, which is no surprise to the Dudeist. Positive thinking can be another form of uptight thinking, making our thinking about this case very uptight. Keep your mind limber instead with realistic thinking.
Rev. GMS discusses the way in which getting caught up in the names of things can blind us to reality. The Dude may have insisted on being called the Dude, but other than that, he wasn’t too hung up on semantics. It’s like Lenin said…
Rev. Kaustubh Sikarwar nominates Mohandas Gandhi (the Mahatma, so that’s what you call him) as a Great Dude in History. We couldn’t agree more, man. Here’s a guy who took er easy, wore sandals and a robe, drew a line in the sand and said “this aggression against India will not stand” and helped win independence by employing non-violence and taking the high road. That Gandhiji can roll, man.
Many Dudeist priests get ordained mainly so that they can preside over wedding ceremonies. While that’s only a small part of what Dudeism is all about, it can be one of the most important to do in a dudely way — that’s because it’s not just a private presidence. The Dudely Lama discusses his own experiences officiating at weddings — and also why ceremonies like that can be such far out experiences for everyone in attendance.
We’ve long wanted friend and Dudeism contributor Rev. J.J. Vicars to write something for the Dudespaper. So he treated us to this treatise on Hawaiian mysticism, or Huna. It seems that Huna is Dudeism in a far out, flowery shirt! Makes us feel all warm outside.