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Become Cult-Aware in Dallas

The storied Dallas Morning News religion desk has fallen on hard times. A couple months ago, news came that the last religion reporters were reassigned to cover suburban schools or…

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Converting Vegetarians

First, a soundtrack. Our new friend Videoboy Matt’s song “

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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…

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Too Fantastic

There is something otherwordly about the physical act of hearing stories spoken. I just walked through my Brooklyn backyard, better known as Prospect Park, listening to This American Life, an…

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The Faith Between Us

Killing the Buddha‘s Monday feature is “Why We Hunt,” by the tremendously talented and brutally honest Scott Korb. I met Scott in 2004, at a book party for Killing the…

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Science Faith Religion

This weekend is the World Sc buy cheap cialis ience Festival here in New York. All over the city, prestigious persons are taking the stage to discuss quantum physics, avian…

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Confessions of a Hollywood Propagandist

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…

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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…

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Give Up Now, Young Writer

I was 15 when Kurt Vonnegut blew my mind. Good timing. I had never read anything so fantastically alive as Cat’s Cradle, his apocalyptic story of invented religion in a…

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Grrr, Aggressive Christianity

Sick of all that stuff about THE MEEK and THE PEACEMAKERS? The utter tepidity of regular churches got you down? Well have I got the new religious movement for you!…

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You Too Can Be a Buddha-killer

Always wanted to kill Buddhas but feel you lack the weapons? Well, you’re not alone. That’s why Buddha-killer Gordon Haber will be running a special fiction workshop this summer. He…

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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…

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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…

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Google as God

Tucker Lieberman just alerted us to a .pdf version of his recent bit in American Atheist, “Google as God: A Theology of Information Technology”: Here we examine the behavior of…

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Bad for the Jews

“Bad for the Jews” is a Jewish thing. It’s what my great uncles and aunts would say when they read about a Jewish serial killer or a Jewish pornographer. “Bad…

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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…

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…

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The Impertinence of Mountains

National Review‘s latest issue features a cover cartoon of Sonia Sotomayor as the Buddha — as if that’s a bad thing. Pakistani painter Asma Ahmed Shikoh depicts the Statue of…