Note: Ordinations for Dudeism can be obtained via the Dudeism website: www.dudeism.com
While its followers content that Dudeism has existed since the dawn of civilization in one form or another, Dudeism was coined and founded in 2005 by American journalist Oliver Benjamin. As of March 2019 the Church of the Latter-Day Dude (its official name) has ordained over 500,000 “Dudeist Priests” all over the world.
Dudeists follow Daoist and Epicurean principles, trying to avoid unnecessary worry and effort and going with life’s flow. More about Dudeist philosophy can be found on its website: www.dudeism.com/whatisdudeism