Posts tagged "Killing the Buddha"
Daily Links: Unscrupulous Scribes

Daily Links: Unscrupulous Scribes

Orientalism, feminism, sexism, hedonism and beauty.

“Touch” the Infinite

From "Oh, Infinite Stream of Data and Light" by Beatrice Marovich, at Killing the Buddha:
But what if, perhaps, the infinite itself didn’t have another agenda entirely? What if my actual, sensible, embodied feeling of resistance was, in fact, the aftershock of an infinite intuition? What if the infinite had bubbled up through my synapses...

Heaven for Infiltrators

Ashley Makar writes at Tablet about Sudanese refugees in Israel. A clip:
The Knesset’s information branch reports that there are over 24,000 “infiltrators” and asylum seekers in Israel: almost 19,000 Sudanese and Eritreans, the rest from Central Africa. Up to 7,000 of these are in Eilat, where Mayor Yitzhak Halevi is on a “Save...

Thanks, Dennis Dutton

by Jeff Sharlet Head over to Arts & Letters Daily and scroll down the left column to this sad item: links to a couple of dozen obituaries marking the death, on December 28, of A&L founder Denis Dutton. You can find details of Dutton's wonderfully generous contrarianism there; here, I'll point to the obvious, which is that...

Warhol’s Religious Imagery

Read Becky Garrison's post, "Andy Warhol's Last Supper" at Killing the Buddha.

City of Life and Death

There wasn’t a dearth of death in Benares; as one walked or drove on its streets, small groups of men bearing the dead on biers kept passing by with little fanfare about the nature of their procession. I saw many more dead bodies in three days in Benares than I had seen in the preceding...

Why I Am Not A Mystic

Stephen Prothero writes at Killing the Buddha: I love the idea of mysticism—the notion that divinity comes to us by stealth, not in words and congregations but in silence and solitude, and when it comes it ravishes us and makes us new. So I envy those new creations who have been ravished, who fling open...

If Brooke Hurley Had Breasts, She Would Not Be Dancing With Ben Tel

12 January 2006 Sharlet: Lest anyone think my taste for stupid dick jokes is limited to making fun offundamentalist swordsmen, a link to a rare exercise in Jewish adolescent fiction kindly published by my comrades at Killing the Buddha. Of course, the real joke is that the right wing magic sword thing is true, while the mundane...

Killing Religion Journalism

Killing Religion Journalism 11 October 2004 By Jeff Sharlet Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible has just been published in paperback by Free Press / Simon & Schuster. When my co-author Peter Manseau and I set out to make Killing the Buddha, we wrote that “we had lost faith in the way faith gets talked about in...

Killing Religion Journalism

By Jeff Sharlet Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible has just been published in paperback by Free Press / Simon & Schuster. When my co-author Peter Manseau and I set out to make Killing the Buddha, we wrote that “we had lost faith in...

The Buddha-Whale

The good people at Powell’s, the best-stocked independent bookstore in America, requested a tour report from my Killing the Buddha co-author Peter Manseau and me for their newsletter. We were happy to oblige, especially when we learned it has a readership of 300,000, making it one of the biggest book publications in America. Leaving aside the sad commentary on...

Passionate Letters

The Revealer likes to harp on a theme, a rather vague notion of democratic religion writing — the sort practiced by journalists more intrigued by the many manifestations of faith and faithlessness than by Religion’s official proclamations and courtroom exhortations (Stay out of the schools! Get into the schools!). But we’re reminded from time to time...