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Mothers We Have Known

Killing the Buddha celebrates Mother’s Day this year with Elizabeth Wildman’s “Big Fat Jewish Pregnancy” and Kathryn Joyce’s acceptance speech for her 2009 Vulgaria Child Catcher of the Year Prize, awarded by the ultra-right Vision Forum organization in disgruntled recognition of Kathryn’s book about “Quiverfull” moms who bear as many children as they can, a…

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Religion & Revisionism

There may be no right way to talk about the Holocaust, but there are certainly wrong ways — and the Catholic Church keeps finding them. Last month, an excommunicated bishop was let back in the fold despite his record of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. The Vatican claimed it didn’t know the worst of it, but…

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KtB on Twitter

Break out the cheap champagne! We’ve jumped on the bandwagon and joined the annoyingly irresistible micro-mayhem of Twitter. Now you can keep abreast of all articles and blog posts by following our Twitter feed.

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Finallly. A New Bible.

Well it’s about time someone wrote a new Bible. Thank God – ehem – that it was this guy named Jeff. (NOT SHARLET). From the always dependable Onion: Thi Buy cialis soft online s Week, Let’s Try A Reading From The Bible I Wrote

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Praise for Plante

A shout out for David Plante’s Holy Mother of God from Hartford Courant blogger, Susan Campbell. “I don’t know,” she writes. “I just loved this, on the web site Killing the Buddha.” Such is the mystery of words, the universe and God. We just don’t know.

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Happy Darwin Day

We got a request this week to do something to celebrate Darwin Day here at KtB. Nothing was really planned, but it does give us the opportunity to do a little ruthless self-promotion. KtBnik Nathan Schneider has a new essay at Religion Dispatches that, in a Buddha-killing spirit, celebrates Darwin by toasting the creationists: [Darwin,]…

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the ineffable

H.S. Haid sent us a nice letter that’s worth sharing (note, however, that we’re not quite “brothers”—3/4 of the KtBniks are women these days!): Bless you my brothers, for I have just read your creed, and it pretty well jibes with mine.  I am the son of a non-observant Jew and a lapsed Protestant. Studyting…

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Catholic Condoms and Freeze Dried Glaciers

We just got a letter from Devi suggesting that we pass this on to you all: Taking a hint from the philosophy that made Seinfeld such an immense hit (a show about nothing), there’s a new store on the internet that’s selling nothing, but in a unique, clever, and colorful way. As the header on…

Kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy

Enlightenment through rock n roll

We got a thoughtful letter today from Satya Krishna Dass: Hey, Why can’t we have enlightenment through rock ‘n roll?  It may originate from the lower chakras but it travels up to the higher ones right to the crown (in my opinion).  If you can dig it without attachment then there you have it children….

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Creative Commons Explained

Today we got a nice email from one Todd Herbert. I really, really love the redesign. I’m genuinely exited! I find your new category headings quite clever (once I got over the initial confusion). I’ve been a KTB reader for quite some time now. I love the concept of the journal. I love everything about…

Redesign Launched!

After being stuck in the ’90s for almost a whole extra decade, we’re pleased to announce the launch of a whole new KtB! A new look, a new apparatus, but the same great anxiety about churches and the same clever mottos on rotation. A few of the innovations include: Fully searchable archives (though they’re not…

The Best Books Media of 2008

Forget the standard litany of the best-selling books and most popular movies…

Killing the Buddha Resurrection Reading (Party!)

Join us for a night of readings, revelry & libations to celebrate the revival of the literary magazine Killing the Buddha. Pry yourself from your computer and come hear Toby Van Buren, Daily Afflictions author Andrew Boyd, and Emily Weinstein read some of their work. You will be greatly rewarded. Tuesday, August 5, 2008 7:00…

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KtB is alive. Again. It just won’t die.

Since Killing the Buddha was first created in 2000, the unholy love child of Jeff Sharlet, Peter Manseau and Jeremy Brothers, religion stories have made it — to glossy magazines covers, the babble of the blogosphere, and the bestseller list. But Killing the Buddha is still the only place for brazen stories of belief —…

The Buddha Is Back

Since this site was first created in 2000, the unholy love child of Jeff Sharlet, Peter Manseau and Jeremy Brothers, religion stories have made it — to glossy magazines covers, the babble of the blogosphere, and the bestseller list. But Killing the Buddha is still the only place for brazen stories of belief — lost …

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KtB is Dead

Seven years. That’s how long it has been since KillingTheBuddha.com began. Seven! That’s 63 in Web years. When KtB was born, there were no blogs; Salon was big news; the guy who started Facebook was in junior high. Old enough to know better, young enough to find something else to do, we who have been…

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Reader Mail

yo ktb, count me stupid (my wife will confirm) but i can’t figure out what you did to your website? it’s gotta be the biggest fucked up confusion i’ve seen since the old rooster caught his pecker in the chicken wire fencing! blah, blah, blah cock-a-doodle-doo! jack of the universe