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The Church of The Latter-Day Dude

Creston Branch

What Is Dudeism?

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.

Incidentally, the term “dude” is commonly agreed to refer to both genders. Most linguists contend that “Dudette” is not in keeping with the parlance of our times.

The Church of The Latter-Day Dude is happy to sponsor The Venue - Performance and Visual Arts Society by providing them space as part of our community outreach program. This society is totally "Dude", we are also please to share our space with "The Living Room Worship Group" a non-denominational worship church that really makes you feel good all over! Come out and worship with these groups to make your life more "Dude"!

I've never heard of Dudesim. Is it real?
Yes. We are totally serious in our belief that it is “the religion for its time and place.” Or, we’re as serious as anyone can be about a “belief.” One of the core tenets of Dudeism is that everything is “just, like, your opinion, man” and so everything has to be up for debate. Unlike other religions, we’re open to suggestions. In this way, Dudeism could be considered an “open source religion.” We invite other people to tell us what they think is “dude” or “undude.”
Is there a god in Dudeism?
Like Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, Dudeism is a non-theistic religion. That isn’t to say Dudeists necessarily don’t believe in God or a godlike power in the universe, only that passing judgment on this issue is not one of Dudeism’s goals. Like the Eastern religions just mentioned, Dudeism is interested in the here and now, not the there and then. The Dudeist objective is to make our lives more pleasant and meaningful to ourselves and each other.

Important Announcement

We are temporarily suspending all meetings at the church until the COVID-19 crisis has passed. We have asked all other community users of our facility to do the same. We're sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. We we will be having The Venue set up online live broadcast music worship service that you can partake in on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and then at 7:45 p.m. an online ZOOM sermon meeting.

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