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It’s All Fun and Games Until Odin Gets Eaten by a Wolf

You may have seen the links going around. Certainly I have, though I guess I’m an obvious target. “Vikings of the World Unite: The Apocalypse is Upon Us.” “Viking apocalypse: End of the world predicted to happen on Saturday (but don’t cancel your weekend plans yet.)” Word on the street is that Ragnarök is scheduled…

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Playin’ God Today!

How do I intend to celebrate Play God Day today? Glad you didn’t ask. 1. I’m going to put bronze statues of Me everywhere. With little children hanging on my every word. 2. I will leave chocolate Mes in appropriate places for appropriate people. They are Lake Champlain chocolate Mes, so you might want to…

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Giving Thanks For Torn Bread

Last week, the  awesome Kaya Oakes, who’s written several beautiful personal essays for KtB, entrusted us with a new one, which she felt was a little more experimental, less linear than her other work. “Torn Bread” is a searching, self-reflective exploration of the feeling of receiving Communion from a female Episcopal priest, as a feminist Catholic…

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The Golden Helmet of Jubilation

Loki is my new Beatles, prayer-wise.

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Buddha-killing The Avengers: Puny God

Behold, Part 2 of the epic saga ‘Buddha-killing The Avengers’! Today’s dispatch comes to us from KtB contributing editor Eric Scott, who has written lots of great stories about life in contemporary paganism–including two wonderful exegeses on the Marvel careers of Thor and Loki, characters who reside in the Norse-mythological realm of Asgard. His Buddha-killing…

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Buddha-killing The Avengers: Hulk Reflections

Here at KtB, we do like to explore the margins of faith, but once in a while we like to sharpen our Buddha-killing swords on a nice big piece of ultra-pop culture, to mix several metaphors.  And there’s nothing bigger than this summer’s Marvel blockbuster The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon and starring Iron Man,…