It was a storied fate that doomed Donald (etym: Greek, "God's Gift") Theodore (etym: Celtic, "World Rule") Kerabotsus (oronym: "Care abouts us").
Contributor Oliver_C may be hinting at the very same idea.
The first subtextual story within The Big Lebowski is the Gospel of John (DBY). The Dude is the Disciple John, Walter the Disciple Simon Peter and Donny is Jesus. Maude is the Magdalene. The Autobahn band members are "the band" John 18:3. Judas Iscariot is represented as well.
The second subtextual story is about Buddhism, Hare-Mark on the Moon. Bunny plays the hare (presaging of the Buddha), the Pomeranian (terrier) represents the jackal, the monkey is the monkey, and the marmot (ferret) is the otter. Jackie Treehorn is Sakra posing as a Brahman.
The third subtextual story is about Jerry Falwell, Larry Flynt, and Rev. Sun Myung Moon. The Other Lebowski is Jerry Falwell, Bunny is Liberty University, Jackie Treehorn is Larry Flynt, and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon is represented by the aforementioned Buddhist animal story.
So you see, really new shit has come to light! We of the International Order of Brothers Shamaus (IOBS) stand by our results. The Coen Brothers are Master Cryptologists. No news there! What is new shit (even bearing in mind the number of published attempts at TBL) is that there, all along, was an extensive subterranean system of in-n-out code. LOTS OF CODE!
The Brothers Coen were serious. The Big Lebowski REALLY IS a who done it, a what have you extraordinaire.
I must be brief. For the evidence at THE LEBOWSKI CODEX is too extensive to be reproduced here.
THE LEBOWSKI CODEX: HIDDEN CODES REVEALED