Oliver Benjamin

Carlos Santamaria / the dudeism already boasts more than 120,000 followers worldwide. It enjoys cult status in America. A tailendes is the father of this religion, which has his self-help book and their social network. List: the world’s strangest religions. Additional information at Aksia supports this article. Live and let live without haste and in harmony with the world is the motto of an eccentric religion inspired by the protagonist of the film the Big Lebowski and founded by a relaxed lama in Thailand has already recruited more than 120,000 followers worldwide. In the modern world, most of the people you want to fill your time with material objects, but they have no time to take a breather, reflects Oliver Benjamin, an experiodista and writer without American literary success who lived in the Thai city of Chiang Mai since 2005. Like the character of The Dude (the note) that Jeff Bridges embodies in the film directed by the Coen brothers, who embrace the dudeism are pretty vague but living in harmony with its natural space and take the life always calmly, explains Benjamin. They play bowling and they smoke some SPLIFF, detailing Dudely Lama, who greets the press in his private house in underpants, brown coat, sunglasses and a cocktail of vodka in hand, emulating the note.

In six years, Benjamin has ordered about 120,000 pastors around the world, primarily in the United States, but religion has also attracted interest in Latin America and the Dudespaper monthly magazine has correspondents in Chile and Mexico. An applicant to be a member of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude (Church of the last note) don’t have to do anything, except pay $30 if you want to receive the diploma and a small case with beading. Benjamin also sells on its web page dudeism.com patches, t-shirts and other items with the image of the note or phrases of the characters in the comedy, which premiered in 1998 and who enjoys cult status in USA, where Lebowski Fest is held every year for the more enthusiastic.