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Three Finalists

Here are the top three Buddha-killing cocktails, all submitted by readers to our recent contest. Join us December 7th, and toast KtB’s 10th anniversary with the winning mixologists. Blood and Sacrifice Blended Scotch (Dewars will do) Orange Juice Italian Amaro (Nonino, Nardini, Mirto, or even an Italian vermouth like Carpano Antico) Dash of orange or…

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There Were No Ants on Golgotha!

A powerful essay in the Washington Post against the Catholic League’s already successful effort to swing the cross of Christ-crucified at the self-expression of his beloved: Today, after a few hours of pressure from the Catholic League and various conservatives, it [the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery] decided to remove a video by David Wojnarowicz, a…

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Porn for Plants and God

Yesterday, KtB editor Meera Subramanian had a piece over at Religion Dispatches about San Francisco Jonathon Keats. One man from San Francisco is … targeting priest, scientist, and artist in a playful rally against authority. Jonathon Keats calls himself an experimental philosopher—though novelist, journalist, performance artist, and mad scientist would all fit as well…. Keats feels…

What’s the Real Story of Hanukkah?

Our friends over at Obit are taking a super-revisionist approach to the Hanukkah story: Some time ago, a group of fanatics grew irritated and agitated by the lack of zeal demonstrated by some of their co-religionists, many of them wealthy and educated. A number of these non-zealots were assimilating at a fast pace into modern…

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The Condition of the Possibility of Being Post-Christian Christian

All you emergent-church lovers and haters out there, you’ll love this. (H/t Fr. Bill.)

Buddha-killing Mixology: A Contest!

What drink would you be, if you were a Buddha-killer? Or, what’s the most Buddha-killing cocktail you can dream up? Do you call it “The Buddha-Killer,” or do you have another name? Send us a recipe through comments here or by emailing us with DRINK CONTEST in the subject heading. Three finalists win tickets to…

Be a Tin Anniversary Sponsor!

Can’t make it to the December 7th Tin Anniversary Spectacular in Brooklyn? Well, there’s still an opportunity to show your support for Killing the Buddha. Become a sponsor of the event, and we’ll send you a KtB book of your choosing. Anyone who gives at the Brahmin level or above will be listed in the program…

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Comforted by “Cancertainment”

Febz Beloy writes in from the Philippines with a note about Mary Valle’s essay “That’s Cancertainment!“: In its own odd little way, I find your article comforting. My mother has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has metastasized to the bones and she’s a non-smoker. It’s tempting to ask “Why?” but then…

Can’t Make It on Dec. 7th? You Can Still Be a Sponsor!

We know that, unfortunately, a lot of our readers won’t be able to make it to the Brooklyn Tin Anniversary Gala on December 7th. It’s our blessing and curse that many of our most loyal and committed friends are spread far and wide. We’ve heard a lot of your stories in letters—a hermit in Southeast…

Stay Out of the Stacks!

Readers—our Communicant, Mary Valle, has been missing for a few days. She was last seen telling her husband she was going to do a little research in the KtB archives the night of November 2. Her husband sighed a silent “whatever” and dreaded the load of horrible out-of-print books she would bring back to add…

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Humanity’s Next Cycle

We just can’t resist posting letters like this: Leland Mellott / Mount Vernon, Washington, USA – – – – – By way of a powerful light in my mind during the month of October 1981, I see that we have entered this world’s next cycle. We are leaving the beasthood of humanity for the top…

Chosen? Not So Simple.

If you happen to be in Boston next Wednesday, be sure to join bestselling authors and Boston University professors Andrew Bacevich and Stephen Prothero for a discussion on the role played by religious ideas in U.S. public policy today, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate. They’ll be looking at the question,…

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Six-Word Journey Goes Viral

Last week, we invited readers to share their spiritual/religious journey/testimony of faith/belief/disbelief/beyond belief, etc. (Even we can’t even settle on the proper language. They all seem inadequate.) But, inspired by SMITH’s six-word memoirs, we gave you just that. Six words. Or less. Most stuck to that, many just couldn’t resist a little intro or post-testimony…

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“Are you a homosexual?”

John Stoehr, our friend at the New Haven Advocate, has a new article about independent Catholics, both radical and reactionary. It begins with the story of Rev. Shawn Smith: [T]he day he asked to enter the seminary was essentially his last day as a Roman Catholic. It changed the course of Smith’s life and it…

Islam, Meet Scott Korb

It wasn’t long ago that we were celebrating Scott Korb’s last book, Life in Year One (don’t miss the fantastic cover on the upcoming paperback edition!), but he’s already hard at work on a new one. At a time when tensions around Islam in the United States have never been higher, Korb is reporting on…

Jesus Died For This? Keeps Rolling Along

Here are three more events featuring Buddha-killer Becky Garrison. Theology Pub with Becky Garrison Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:30pm-9:00pm Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR Book Discussion of Jesus Died for This? Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7:00pm Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731 Is Religion Worth It?…

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Holy Mother of Bathsheets & the Clothesline Revival

KtB friend Alyce Santoro is at it again, with the simple wisdom of her ongoing Clothesline Revival: harness the advanced, clean, nuclear technology of the sun! This time, she’s taking part in 350.org’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party (“A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions”) by becoming, as she puts it, “a combination of Amma the Hugging…

Show Nothing

What’s your take on nothing? The Rubin Museum of Art, (Remember? KtB collaborated with them this past summer in our “Remember That You Will Die” essay contest),wants to know. As part of their fall lecture series, “Talk About Nothing,” the Rubin is launching a video contest. Basically, they’re giving you the chance to get something for nothing….