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The Dude Abides When I was in Ireland recently, I came across a news headline on the Internet which intrigued me. ‘What’s the fastest-growing religion in Ireland?’ it asked. I knew that it couldn’t possibly be Unitarianism, but I thought that maybe it was Mormonism or the Jehovah’s Witnesses, but I was wrong. The fastest-growing religion in Ireland is Dudeism. There are more Dudeist priests in Ireland than there are Catholic priests. It must be said, however, that it is not difficult to become a Dudeist priest. One doesn’t have to train for five or six years. One can do it in a minute over the Internet as I did, and I have a certificate to prove it. I can now officiate at weddings and funerals in most states of America in my capacity, not as a Unitarian minister, but as an ordained priest of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude.             But, what on earth is Dudeism? I hear you ask. Well, it is a religion (using the term loosely) which takes its inspiration from the