Believer Beware

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The Apocalypse is Always Now

The introduction to Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith.

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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…

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“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…

Hecate, goddess of witches

You’re Not in Oz, Anymore

From Believer, Beware: the KtBniks meet a real witch in Kansas.

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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,…

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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 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…

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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 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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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…

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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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Gay Liberation Theology

Brian K wrote to us with some love and suggestions: I love you guys.  I have a quick question or two: 1. Do you have any gay representation in KtB? There seems to be very little that takes up any gay liberation theology. 2. Who’s the hot dude you have on the cover of the…

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A Niche of a Prayer in a Vulnerable Place

A voyeur, a thief, and Barack Obama at the Wailing Wall.

Photo by James Johnston

Church of the Holy Firs

A beet seed. A tiny world. A sphere of possibilities.

"'He says you must pray,' the young monk said.
'Pray for what?' I asked..." (photo by jduemer/flickr)

The Temple Door

The daughter of a damaged Vietnam veteran returns to the scene of the crime.

"I found no Sufis, just confusion."

Searching for Sufis

When you look for mystics in a war-torn land, you might find them hiding right in front of you.

"I wanted to read the story about throwing the bride and groom to the dogs," she said. (My Antonia, bookplate detail)

You Must Draw a Long Bead to Shoot a Fish

A story of reading, dying, and being two things at once, from the new book Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes.

"I don't know tongues, but I know how Holy Ghost people talk to the Lord."

My Holy Ghost People

When a family speaks in tongues, can an unbelieving daughter find her voice?

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The Cross and the Color Line

They killed King Jesus and Dr. King. Can anything ever be all right again?