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The Tao Dude Ching!

Section: The Editorial We  | Date: August 18th, 2009

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Dudeism may not only be the world’s “slowest growing” religion, but it’s also one of the newest. So we’ve still got a lot of ins-and-outs and strands and what-have-you to work out.

One of the criticisms leveled at the One Dude Faith are that it doesn’t have a proper holy book. But that’s a ludicrous argument. First off, we’ve got a holy website. And Duderonomy and the Take it Easy Manifesto and The Dudespaper.

What’s more, the Bible came out a hundred years after Jesus, the Torah wasn’t put together until way after the Jews put up their first temple, and even L. Ron Hubbard took a while to get Dianetics picked up by a publisher.

We’ve only been around since 2005. Plus we’ve been takin ‘er easy, as our faith dictates we do.

studying-the-tao-dude-chingTruth is, we’re way ahead of the curve. Only four years after the sanctification of our Church, we now have an official holy book — The Tao Dude Ching. It’s an updated and re-reckoned version of the Tao Te Ching of Taoism, written in the “parlance of our times” (i.e. Dudeish). It’ll make you laugh to beat the band and help tie all the frayed ends of your rug into an abiding tapestry of Dudeliness. What’s more, it’s totally free. Your fucking troubles are over, dude.

Like any good holy book, The Tao Dude Ching welcomes interpretation and even a bit of re-writing. So should any of you adept Dudes out there have a vision on the road to Dudemascus and see newtakin-er-easy shit which should come to light, please let us know and we’ll consider it for the holy canon. Also, if anyone has any ideas for additional sacred Dudeist literature, please roll it on over.

A big thanks to all who masterminded and worked on the project — our forumites Dirt Dude and Digby’s Kid, plus Laughing Dude, Digitalbuddha and Lone Dude as well as Arch Dudeship Dwayne Eutsey for providing a far out Inner-duction.

Dudeism abides!

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10 Responses to “The Tao Dude Ching!”

  1. Irish Monk on August 19th, 2009 12:23 am

    Fuckin’a, men!

  2. Whiteheart on August 19th, 2009 4:09 am

    Far out!!

  3. hpmoondog on August 19th, 2009 5:39 am

    Spectacular achievement…verrry cool!
    My hat’s off to you guys!

  4. klugewerk on August 21st, 2009 3:29 am

    A seminal work to be celebrated with a couple of caucasions and a J! Really ties the faith together!

  5. Joe Abiden on August 22nd, 2009 2:17 am

    Great to hear. Can’t wait to get a hold of ‘er.

  6. The Dudely Lama on August 22nd, 2009 3:49 am

    You can read it right now Joe. Just click on the link above or here:


  7. Dude1967 on August 22nd, 2009 4:43 am

    I have to say that it’s a hell of an ethos!

  8. Swedish Jeff on August 25th, 2009 6:53 pm

    Thats the best thing i read since, ehh well The Tao Teh Ching.

  9. Irish Monk on September 1st, 2009 6:41 pm

    I’ve been meaning to reread the original for at least a decade now, so reading it this way is fuckin’ ingenious, if I understand it correctly. It’s a Swiss fuckin’ watch.
    On each page the original text at the bottom moves (and sometimes befuddles) me, and then the Dudeist translation makes me laugh to beat the shit outta the band
    We should find a cheap way to get print copies to help those who aren’t as calm as us. It’d be way bigger than your typical religious tract, but maybe still doable. But that’s just like, my evangelical opinion, man…

  10. pvoegtli on September 4th, 2009 8:39 pm

    Really great. It looks nice and has a lot of sense. Why not consider to make a print and sell it to us?

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