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Jesus in Space

Jesus in Space

By Mary Valle, Killing the Buddha….
Kolob? The very word gave me a little spine tingle. I was pre-thrilled by what I was about to find out. Anytime I feel like I’m cracking a case or chasing down the facts, even if it is just Googling something that someone told me to Google, I get a tiny rush of All The President’s Men excitement and imagine that soon I will be meeting shadowy figures in parking garages and running for my life, chicly, in a trench and heels.

The Anti-Muslim Machine

The Anti-Muslim Machine

By Kiera Feldman, Killing the Buddha
Nowadays, we don’t lynch, and we riot rarely. The occasional individual will stab a Muslim cabbie in Manhattan, beat a Mexican on Staten Island, or kill an Ecuadorian on Long Island. Mostly, we blog. An angry, fearful mob, posting and commenting, commenting and posting, in a town square cobbled with pornography and hate speech: the internet.

Jesus and the Sukkah

Jesus and the Sukkah

By Rob Goodman, Killing the Buddha
As his final earthly act at the end of the Gospel of John, Jesus hosts a cookout. He’s seen at first from a fishing boat, waving from the shore in the gathering dawn, alive after all, yelling for Peter and his crewmates to haul in their nets and come ashore. Once on land—Peter dripping wet after swimming all the way, and the rest dragging the boat—they see that Jesus has already started a little charcoal fire on the ground, grilling fish with bread. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”