(RNS) “Atheist Max” has written “Jesus is despicable” or its equivalent more than once in the online comments sections of religion news sites. While some may see people like Max as online trolls, they see themselves as therapists and online missionaries for unbelief.
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BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) “We are starting to see a significant disconnect between what the church is telling people to believe about same-sex marriage and homosexuality and what people actually believe and accept,” said LGBT activist John Gustav-Wrathall. “I think the Internet has a lot to do with that.”
BERLIN (RNS) The Gaza conflict has sparked a wave of counter speech, with organizations debunking anti-Semitic myths and stereotypes on blogs, forums and social media.
(RNS) There’s a wild card that older-school religious celebrities did not have to contend with: the Internet.
(RNS) A new “Rational Doubt” blog hopes to help those who feel isolated by doubt in a sea of believers, pairing clergy who have lost their faith and left the pulpit with those struggling with leaving religion.
(RNS) Religion in the U.S. went into decline 30 years before the Internet became commercially available.
(RNS) From “Me So Holy” to “iSlam Muhammad,” Apple has banned at least five iPhone apps with religious themes deemed too controversial for download.
ROME (RNS) The Vatican has said that use of the new “.catholic” Internet domain will be limited to official organizations such as Catholic churches, parishes, schools and the like, and that individual Catholics or bloggers won’t be allowed to use it.