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Hutchinson’s Narrow (Minded) Parkway

Charles, of Carmel, NY, takes eloquent exception to how Arthur Goldwag celebrates Anne Hutchinson’s heresy: Hutchinson may be a beacon of freedom, but in her own mind she was a…

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On Armstrong: Metaphorical Amnesia

In reference to Tibor Krausz’s review of The Case for God by Karen Armstrong, James from Washington State writes (he says, at 3 am): The discussion of Ka cialis uk…

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KtB: Giving you a Reason to Wake Up Each Day

Accolades continue to come in for Fluent in Silence by KtB contributor Stephen Prothero. Nancy from San Antonio writes: Stephen Prothero’s piece about the death of J.D. Salinger, Fluent in…

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Head-First into the Holy Ground

We just got a letter from Sandy in California, who via some unexpected path, found us and read The Hole World, by Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet, one of the…

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Robert Jensen, Atheist Prophet

Alex Doherty wrote in all the way from the UK to tell us about an interview he did with Buddha-killer Robert Jensen over at the New Left Project: “A Progressive…

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Wanna Opt Out? Here’s your Milk Bucket and Oil Lamp

In response to Ann Neumann’s piece Who’s Amish Now? that we ran last week, Kay writes in with some validation that the Republicans who are smacking their lips about going…

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Bible Family Values—in Pictures!

Tibor Krausz’s article today, “Adam’s Family Jewels,” has gotten a good number of readers riled up. Bob R. of Grand Rapids wrote: Hello, I enjoyed your article.  I’m a Graduate…

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“Liquid Faith,” African Style

Duncan Scrymgeour just wrote to us from Los Angeles with a fascinating addendum to Monday’s article: I read “Liquid Faith” by Mark Bergen with profound interest. I noticed similar movement…

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Immaculate Clarification

My piece Virgin Birth that we ran on Christmas inspired Robert B. Tapp, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Religious Studies, and South Asian Studies at University of Minnesota and  Dean &…

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Funny Ha Ha

Two people wrote to tell us that Alexander Zaitchik’s review of 2012 got them laughing. Terry Christlieb from Texas wrote: Well, even though the movie sounds as awful as I…

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Oh Mayan!

We just heard from Corey Pein out in Santa Fe, who tells us about his excellent new Buddha-killing article in the Santa Fe Reporter about some of the key 2012ologists,…

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Why 2012?

With the subject line “2012,” Wendy Bradley wrote, regarding our present series on the subject: What a waste of time, attention, and resources. How come? XOW I suppose she’s got…

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Step into Our Reliquary

mm writes to us from Edmonton in the Canadian province of Alberta: i began to look at killingthebuddha mid-afternoon yesterday and was there  well into the evening, sampling your many…

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Apocalyptic Orgies

Thanks in part to an incoming link from Arts & Letters Daily, as well as the excellent reading, we received quite a number of letters in the last week about…

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Calvary Altarpiece

For the most part, we had a lot of fun hearing from our readers about their altarpieces for the “What’s on Your Shelf?” collection, which goes up on the site…

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Of Course There Are Half-Jewish People

In response to Joanna Brooks’ piece today, “There Is No Such Thing as Half,” we heard from Robin Margolis of The Half-Jewish Network. Robin writes: I gather that you are…

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A Cell in Your Liver

In response to Arthur Goldwag’s “Why I Don’t Pray,” juniper from Vancouver posed a bit of a challenge: do you really think that a cell in your liver has no…

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The Masons Are Still Segregated?

Much of the response to my article from last week on Dan Brown and Freemasonry has focused on the questions of race in the fraternity. As one reader said of…