May 7th, 2004

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Killing the Buddha

After the fangorious success of the new feeds bettybowers, the_door, and sojourners, I've just set up killingthebuddh(a).

To give you a taste of it, here's some recent articles from the feed:

And here's their own explanation of the site's purpose:

Killing the Buddha is a religion magazine for people made anxious by churches, people embarrassed to be caught in the "spirituality" section of a bookstore, people both hostile and drawn to talk of God. It is for people who somehow want to be religious, who want to know what it means to know the divine, but for good reasons are not and do not. If the religious have come to own religious discourse it is because they alone have had places where religious language could be spoken and understood. Now there is a forum for the supposedly non-religious to think and talk about what religion is, is not and might be. Killing the Buddha is it.
The idea of "killing the Buddha" comes from a famous Zen line,...
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