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Dudeism – The World’s Slowest Growing Religion, Man!

May 16th, 2011

Here is another guest contribution from Mark Townsend…enjoy!

Dudeism – ever heard of it? Possibly the coolest religion in the world and for real too, man. Based on the highly chilled out character and ethos of one Jeffrey Lebowski (The Dude) from the cult Coen brothers film, The Big Lebowski. Dudeism is proudly self-proclaimed as the ‘slowest-growing religion in the world’ and as ‘an ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible.’

You can even be ordained a Dudeist Priest… yeah, for real. And, in order to add a little hazy laid backness to my normally fast paced and tight assed life as a Christian priest… I signed up.

The Dudeist ‘Lama’ himself was so amused by the addition of a Christian Priest to the ranks of ordained Dudes that he invited me to be  interviewed for their ‘Dudespaper.’ The theme – Jesus and Dudeism. Well I couldn’t resist so, if you have a spare moment, check it out. It was fun to do – man.