Must-Read: The Greatest New Religion Around
Someone finally did it. Someone in Thailand finally cracked the code to unlocking the key to our existence. To making our lives worthwhile. And he did it simply by following the teachings of the greatest (fictional) person of all time:
That’s fucking correct, everyone. Some guy in Thailand has created a religion based on the teachings of The Dude from “The Big Lebowski.”
Dubbed “Church of the Latter-Day Dude,” the group also invites “mellow, unflashy chicks who hang around in their bathrobes and take baths with candles and whale sounds,” says the religion’s Dudely Lama, Oliver Benjamin.
“Everyone feels oppressed by society’s pressures,” he says.
“Everyone wishes they had more freedom. Everyone wishes they could be more carefree, to worry less about money and status.”
Brilliant. There is no greater source of inspiration and instruction towards what we, as men, should be that The Dude. I mean, just look at this get-up:
Mesmerizing. There he is, in all of his holy glory, just kind of thinking and daydreaming a little with that gut hanging out. I’ve lost my own interest in organized religion awhile back, but if this turns into a real “thing,” I’m back in!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to celebrate this in a way The Dude would approve of: A White Russian at two in the afternoon.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.