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The Taqwacores Book Launch in DUMBO

We just got word that there’s a new book about the Muslim-American punk scene, featuring photographs by Kim Badawi and a foreword by KtB contributor Michael Muhammad Knight. There’s going to be a release event at The powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn: “The Taqwacores” Photographs by Kim Badawi Book Launch Party: Thursday, September 17, 7-9pm Exhibiton…

Killing the Buddha

Become a Buddha-killer in L.A.

KtB contributor Gordon Haber will be offering a crash course in religion writing this Fall. For those of you in the L.A. area, it’s sure to be the perfect chance to hone just the kinds of skills that we treasure so much here at KtB. It’s a great service Gordon is doing. If you’re able,…

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Hand-waving and Healing Energy

In today’s Providence Journal, KtB associate editor Alex Rose kills the Buddhas of the alternative medicine fads: I don’t mind the practice, or that acupuncturists assert that the practice works. (Studies suggest that its success rate does in fact slightly exceed pure chance.) What I do mind is the assertion that it works for the…

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A Little Somethin’ Somethin’

Sex. Drugs. (God. Death.) There’s something about the saying of “something” that goes beyond mere euphemism. Today, KtB editor Alex Rose, after diligent research, gets into the nitty gritty of  the “something” exchanged between the sheets and into the bloodstreams of broken bodies in “Safe to Say” on Obit, the online magazine on life, death…

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Baby Stealers

Buddha killer Kathryn Joyce presents a chilling story in this week’s Nation: “Shotgun Adoption,” an investigation of the use of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” to coerce unmarried pregnant women into giving their children to wealthier Christian couples. And it’s even creepier than that — maintain CPCs, as they’re called, maintain luxurious pregnancy homes for the…

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Euthanizing Health Care

KtBnik Ann Neumann makes her debut at our far-more-serious sister site — sisters in the general universal fellowship of religion sites, not in any financial or institutional way — Religion Dispatches, with the question, “Will Euthanasia Kill Health Care?” I was under the impression that it was this gang of the six most soulless people…

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Huff Po: Believer, Beware “Gets” It

For full disclosure, let us admit that bestselling novelist and memoirist Frank Schaeffer has written one piece for Killing the Buddha, but we in no way put him up for the rave review he published today on the Huffington Post. Here’s a taste: The just published Believer Beware is the most amusing and touching collection…

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Religion from the Inside Out

Ok, it’s just an Amazon review, but it’s the who rather than the what that makes this response to our book, Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith meaningful to us. Frank Schaeffer is a genuine Buddha killer, heir to the name, and, once upon a time, the influence of his father, Francis…

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The Cacophony Choir

True tales of a stockbroker seeker, a Christian witch, and a maybe-miracle in Worcester, Massachusetts, by way of Cameroon.

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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 Dow. It’s called “Blind Spot“: There’s a blind spot where the optic nerve meets retina, or where the retina becomes optic nerve, one might say.…

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The Return of Rant/Rhapsody

For those of you in the New York area, we wanted to let you know that our good friends over at the The Brooklyn Rail are presenting “Rant/Rhapsody”: an evening of elegies, exaltations and screeds from some of the Rail’s best, which, for this particular reading, overlaps quite nicely with Killing the Buddha’s best as…

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KtB Radio

I’ve been doing a lot of media in response to my May Harper’s feature, “Jesus Killed Mohammed,” available to subscribers at Harper’s and excerpted here on Killing the Buddha. Today I’ll be discussing the fundamentalist front within America’s armed forces with Scott Horton, on Antiwar Radio, out of Austin, Texas, at 3:30 eastern time. At…

Killing the Buddha

KtB Radio

I’ve been doing a lot of media in response to my May Harper’s feature, “Jesus Killed Mohammed,” available to subscribers at Harper’s and excerpted here on Killing the Buddha. Today I’ll be discussing the fundamentalist front within America’s armed forces with Scott Horton, on Antiwar Radio, out of Austin, Texas, at 3:30 eastern time. At…