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sam_angel.jpgNY Daily News Religion columnist Charles W. Bell says interest in Internet religion sites of all varieties is sky high. “Nobody is sure of the number of people who go to one or more sites devoted to religion, but some tracking services say religion rivals sports, sex and gambling in popularity.” You hear that advertisers?
Bell attributes a recent hike in traffic to the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI, which “focused attention on an area of cyberspace that many people never think about.” That, of course, is because so many people now go online to look for news and read blogs. Beliefnet which has several blogs, is “one of the powerhouses in online spirituality.”
Pew Internet and American Life Project, said 28 million or so Americans log on for religious or spiritual information — one of every four Internet users.