Online Believer

It may not exactly be finding God in a machine. But for several months now, a few hundred thousand folks have been connecting to one another through a website called Beliefnet.com sharing prayers, debating matters of faith, discussing all things spiritual. As co-founder Steve Waldman conceived it, Beliefnet.com is a place where everyone--Christians, Muslims, Jews, pagans--can explore spiritual matters online. The Web's top commercial religion site, Beliefnet.com features "prayer circles," in which a Christian may post a missive to a Wiccan. Users may leave wedding notices, participate in meditations, create memorials and read articles on...

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