Say What? Yes, I’m proud to say that I have just been ordained as a Dudeist Priest. See below.
What? you say – is a Dudeist Priest?
“While Dudeism in its official form has been organized as a religion only recently, it has existed down through the ages in one form or another. Probably the earliest form of Dudeism was the original form of Chinese Taoism, before it went all weird with magic tricks and body fluids. The originator of Taoism, Lao Tzu, basically said “smoke ’em if you got ’em” and “mellow out, man” although he said this in ancient Chinese so something may have been lost in the translation.
Down through the ages, this “rebel shrug” has fortified many successful creeds – Buddhism, Christianity, Sufism, John Lennonism and Fo’-Shizzle-my-Nizzlism. The idea is this:
Life is short and complicated and nobody knows what to do about it. So don’t do anything about it. Just take it easy, man. Stop worrying so much whether you’ll make it into the finals. Kick back with some friends and some oat soda and whether you roll strikes or gutters, do your best to be true to yourself and others – that is to say, abide.”
Once I receive my official ID card and Letter of Good Standing, I will then be allowed to perform ceremonies such as; marriage, funeral or any kind of celebration with pride and authority.
I know you’re interested, so to find out more about Dudeism, check out the official web site.
Later Dude, best to you – we’re chillin’ in AZ