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Religion from the Inside Out

Ok, it’s just an Amazon review, but it’s the who rather than the what that makes this response to our book, Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith meaningful to us. Frank Schaeffer is a genuine Buddha killer, heir to the name, and, once upon a time, the influence of his father, Francis…

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Huff Po: Believer, Beware “Gets” It

For full disclosure, let us admit that bestselling novelist and memoirist Frank Schaeffer has written one piece for Killing the Buddha, but we in no way put him up for the rave review he published today on the Huffington Post. Here’s a taste: The just published Believer Beware is the most amusing and touching collection…

The Answer: A Fine Evening for All

Believer, Beware has birthed into the world, with a holy wail and wicked laughter and much libation, which Merriam-Webster reminds us is “an act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice (as to a deity)”. The evening at the wonderful Le Poisson Rouge attracted more than 150 people, a third of them walking out with…

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KtB on Air America Today

Looking for some convenient procrastination device to entertain you during this afternoon’s lull? Today at 3 pm, KtBniks Jeff Sharlet and Meera Subramanian will be on Air America’s live webcast show, Break Room Live with Marc Maron and Sam Seder. Be sure to log on to listen to us discuss the various states of being…

“A complex, fascinating collection, full of surprises.”

The upcoming issue of Booklist will feature a great review of Believer, Beware, the new KtB anthology in stores now. “A complex, fascinating collection, full of surprises.” “many of the writers approach religion as if they were anthropologists intent on discovering the secrets of an obscure and mysterious tribe” Can’t stand the suspense? Click those…

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Now You Have to Come to Our Party

The Believer, Beware release party, on June 29th, is listed in Time Out New York and The L. Now there’s no excuse. We’re also told that all these gossip bloggers are going to come to check out the scene, so y’all gotta come and be seen. Details, once again: Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker,…

Facebook Switcheroo

On the advice of one of our web 2.0 guru KtBniks, we’ve decided to emerge out from the dark ages of Facebook groups into the bright and shining utopia of fan pages. So, please, whether or not you’re part of our group already, please be sure to become a fan of KtB at our new…

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More KtB on Happy Days

Happy Days, the delightful New York Times blog that linked to us last week, now has another bit of Buddha-killing on its pages, a new essay from recent Buddha-killer Mark Dow. It’s called “Blind Spot“: There’s a blind spot where the optic nerve meets retina, or where the retina becomes optic nerve, one might say….

Believer, Beware Launch Party: NYC, June 29

What do you get when a Buddhist raconteur, a junior high Jewish messiah, and a transsexual cowboy for Christ walk into a bar? Find out at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on June 29th when Killing the Buddha, the award-winning online magazine of god for the godless, releases its new anthology, Believer, Beware:…

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Another “Dreadful Witchhunt”

In response to Robert Jensen’s “The Inquisition,” we just heard from Sherri Weinberg: Hello. As you can see my name is Sherri. I am an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church in Aotearoa New Zealand. I have been forced into retirement at the age of 62 because my views did not line up with the…

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High Lonesome Theology

KillingTheBuddha.com has been publishing on a shoestring — or less — for nearly nine years now, a miraculous feat of online longevity we’re celebrating in July with the publication of the second KtB book to manifest in print, Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith, a collection of KtB’s greatest hits mixed with…

Killing the Buddha

High Lonesome Theology

KillingTheBuddha.com has been publishing on a shoestring — or less — for nearly nine years now, a miraculous feat of online longevity we’re celebrating in July with the publication of the second KtB book to manifest in print, Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith, a collection of KtB’s greatest hits mixed with…

Religion for the Self-Involved

Yesterday, the Utne Reader gave props to The False Science, the latest KtB piece by Gordon Haber. “The problem isn’t in the spiritual beliefs,” they write of his review of Carole Lynne’s narcissistic book Cosmic Connection, “it’s in the way people use the spirituality as an excuse to disconnect from the real world.” Read more…

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The Happiness of Alligators

From the Archive: “The Happiness of Alligators,” by Meera Subramanian (Sept. 20, 2006). The man is lying flat on his back, staring at the sky, four thousand miles from the place of his birth. Not even thirty years old, he is in his second month of recuperation from a disease that nearly took his life….

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The Happiness of Alligators

From the Archive: “The Happiness of Alligators,” by Meera Subramanian (Sept. 20, 2006). The man is lying flat on his back, staring at the sky, four thousand miles from the place of his birth. Not even thirty years old, he is in his second month of recuperation from a disease that nearly took his life….

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The Return of Rant/Rhapsody

For those of you in the New York area, we wanted to let you know that our good friends over at the The Brooklyn Rail are presenting “Rant/Rhapsody”: an evening of elegies, exaltations and screeds from some of the Rail’s best, which, for this particular reading, overlaps quite nicely with Killing the Buddha’s best as…

Praised Be

An elven witch, a bar mitzvah cheater, and a Bible camp saboteur walk into a bar… and nine years later they walk out with a book: Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith, selected by the editors of Killing the Buddha and coming from Beacon Press on July 1. The advance reviews are…

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Give Us Food. Give Us Sex.

Hunger and Kamasutra are lonely. These are the sections where KtB has published pieces on the way that food & drink, and sex & love, have made believers and heretics of us all. Here is where you can read Bible Porn and Buddherotica, get recipes for Suraj’s Daal and ciacolatto. In the stuff we place…