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Election History, Second Draft

Killing the Buddha is going to have a lot to say in the coming weeks about the presidential election of a man best described as Voldemort. We will be bringing…

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Beer n Hymns: the real story

NPR seems to have tuned out when it came to reporting accurately on the evolution of the Beers ‘n’ Hymns phenomenon, which has grown nationwide but began in Portland, Oregon.…

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Heart and Head

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself sitting at a conference table in a Chicago convention center, along with a couple dozen strangers, tears streaming down my face. How…

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Lake Comeagain

KtB’s devoted cryptozoologist and volunteer typesetter, David Lloyd Rabig, has been moonlighting as an archivist over at A Prairie Home Companion. The other day when we were waiting for our…

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Egypt For Everybody

Immediately following the Egyptian revolution, my friend Greg Berger, a filmmaker, and journalist Al Giordano, of Narco News, went to Cairo to make a series of short videos with the…

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Just a Game

Can a video game be a real religion?

Ryoji Ikeda's "The Transfinite." Photo by James Ewing.

Oh, Infinite Stream of Data and Light

Ryoji Ikeda’s sublime, mathematical awe-machine.

Mary, you left <em>this</em>in the conference room. Get a hold of yourself.

The Douthat Obsession

From the KtB inbox this morning: Dear Killing the Buddha, We have noticed some suspicious internet activity on the part of subject Mary Valle. We observed that she clicked on…

"GOP Bigotry" by Bob Bobster, via Flickr.

The Anti-Muslim Machine

Park51 is only the latest, and it won’t be the last.

Life After People on the History Channel

Smell You Later, Jesus

Sometimes odd things cheer me up. Sometimes I get into moods, OK? Maybe sometimes I get into certifiable mood disorders which may or may not be detailed in the DSM-IV?…

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Can We Be “Good without God”?

A billboard erected near Chicago’s loop posses this question “Are you good without God?” with the answer, “Millions are.” Also, on Monday, October 26, 2009, Manhattan commuters will be greeted…

Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is a hilarious televangelist from the United States.

Wikipedia: Pat Robertson Is Hilarious

Quick, before it gets taken down: there’s a fun piece of Wikipedia graffiti on the Pat Robertson entry.

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Death of a Gutenberg Nation

I find the great die-off of American newspapers one of the dullest subjects imaginable, because it’s almost universally discussed in dishonest terms. They’re not simply dying off; they’re committing suicide.…

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The Aftermath of C Street

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Stuff White Evangelicals Like

Have you always wanted to get into the Stuff White People Like craze, but you can’t because you don’t relate to its implicit godless secular humanism? Well, maybe this one’s…

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Christian Dojo

A high kick to the anti-Christian tendencies of an aspiring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

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The Dude’s Prayer

I’ve been doing a lot of local radio shows around the country in support of the paperback edition of my book, The Family. This morning I was a guest on…

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Unspun

I join Chris Hedges and General Brent Scowcroft as a talking head for Al Jazeera’s new documentary news program, Faultlines, about religion in the military. I was invited to be…