“Guess what?” Mr. R. exclaimed after we got home from work yesterday.
“I have no idea,” I replied.
“You’re looking at an ordained minister,” he said, flashing a huge, satisfied grin.
“Ordained minister?” I questioned.
And that’s when he produced this certificate. My husband, Mr. R., joins over 220,000 ordained ministers of Church of the Latter-Day Dude. He is, in fact, an ordained Dudeist Priest. Meaning that he can legally officiate at weddings and funerals in most jurisdictions.
This description comes directly from the official website of Dudeism, dudeism.com:
Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world – Dudeism. An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you’d like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we’ll help you get started. Right after a little nap.
The Dude, of course, refers to the Jeff Bridges character in the Coen Brothers genius classic film, The Big Lebowski. If you’ve never seen it, drop what you’re doing and watch it right now. No, seriously, go watch the movie.
And, if you’re in the market for someone to marry you or bury you, I just might know someone. Plus, he can really pull a room together, man. The Dude abides.