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The Net Finds Religion....All Kinds of Religion

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, March 2, 2000

The net finds religion. All kinds of religion. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Can the world's religions co-exist under one Web site? It's amazing just how well they do at Beliefnet.com....

"We think of ourselves as a Web site for the soul."

Bob Nylen and co-founder Steve Waldman started BeliefNet. Both have backgrounds with the magazine U. S. News and World Report. Here they cover the religions of the world...large and small....and spirituality....

"And just as important, we want our visitors, we want our members to become the stars of the home site. We want them to interact with one another. And so you'll find discussion groups, dialogue groups, the opportunity to talk back and message boards to our journalists and to our experts, to our religious experts. And to communicate with them in a very free and open fashion. The great, great thing about the Internet of course is that you can talk to people who know something and you can tell them why they're wrong."

BeliefNet doesn't discriminate...

"One man's...one person's cult is another person's religion."

Whatever your religion...the content is impressive...

"We have more than fifty contributors and thirty five staffers to date. But the fifty contributors include quite literally priests, rabbis, ministers, spiritual advisors, gurus, lamas, yogas...."

New on the site...is the Beliefnet store where you can purchase religious books, music, videos and more.