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We documented only one review after 2007 due to lack of available staff time

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bullet 2011: maintains a list of the "25 best Q&A Sites for Theologians." See ( is listed as #3.)

bullet 2007: Line for Heaven is the first religion-based Web 2.0 site in history. It started on 07/07/07. It is designed like a board game, and allows players to accumulate Karma Points leading to a guaranteed spot in Heaven for the winner. One aim of the site is to promote religious tolerance. Their press release mentioned as a source of data. See their press release at: and their web site at:

bullet 2006: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly maintains a list of 17 "Web sites focused on ethics, moral/character education, general spirituality and religion." They list this web site with the comment:

"Explores various aspects of religious practice across religions, as well as religion's negative and positive influences." 1

bullet 2004-NOV-1 (approx): The Toronto Star, one of Canada's largest newspapers, had a sidebar on their front page with U.S. religious data from our site. The associated article discussed religious aspects of the presidential election.

bullet 2004-JAN-12: IllumiRate "lighting your way through the web" collects reader's reviews of different web sites. They have seven positive, one neutral and zero negative reviews. However, the neutral one sounds quite positive. See: and

bullet 2003-AUG: CBS News, while reporting on the Ten Commandments monument placed in the rotunda of the Alabama Justice Building, installed a sidebar which said: "According to, the Ten Commandments are found in three places in the Bible, but Exodus 20 is the version most commonly used." They followed this with a quotation from the Bible. 2

bullet 2003-JUL: Nielsen's Links to Psychology and Religion Sites describes our site as giving "information about many different religions, religion in the media, and controversial topics. Probably the best site of its kind, and well-worth your visit."

bullet 2003-JUL: The Joy of Sects by Peter Occhiogrosso is a book and a web site that promotes the belief that "The earth's spiritual traditions are a rich repository of wisdom, practical advice, and healing knowledge, as well as art, music, and mystery. They reviewed our web site, saying that it: "Offers fairly encyclopedic definitions on most of the world's religions, striving for an even-handed treatment of disputes between denominations. The site does an especially good job of delineating and explaining the differing views of Christians, including mainline Protestants, born-again and fundamentalist Christians, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and other sects of Christianity. It also features sound coverage of Neopagan traditions and a useful glossary of terms."

bullet 2003-APR: In a report Tessa Court of many New Zealanders are satisfying their religious needs through online surfing. "...given the range of choice and information, there's little wonder that congregations are aging and attendances at church services are down, with young people using the Internet to define their spiritual journey and beliefs without having to set foot in a church....Recent world unrest has seen the rise of sites dedicated to promoting human rites [sic], as well as information about Islam for non-Muslims. "Sites like and provide the opportunity for people of all religions to explore faiths other than their own, while promoting the belief that everyone should be able to follow their own religious practices freely, even though others may view them as false."

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bullet 2001-NOV: Georgina Russell's book "Mind Body and Spirit: The website guide" will be published on NOV-26. It includes reviews of 600 websites, including ours, which deal with mind, body and spirit.
bullet 2001-OCT: The Library of Congress Is "pursuing a project to collect digital material relating to the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States, its aftermath and the national and international response." Our web site "has been selected for inclusion in this project..."
bullet 2001-SEP: Isaac Bonewitz publishes an article on "The Real Origins of Halloween". 3 He comments: "if you’d prefer a more neutral discussion of Evangelical Christian Beliefs about Halloween, you can visit the website of the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Their essay on How Christians View Non-Christian Religions is also quite good, as are most of their materials on their huge website."
bullet 2001-MAR: Jeffery K. Hadden referred to our web site in the book that he edited: "Religion on the Internet: Research prospects and promises." He wrote: "...I think of Bruce Robinson who has created the Religious Tolerance page (, probably the most magnificent religious Web page on the Internet, with nothing but sweat labor." 4
bullet 2001-MAR: Sara Horsfall wrote a chapter in the same book titled: "How religious organizations use the Internet: A preliminary inquiry." She wrote under the topic of Legitimization: "An important function of publishing material on the Web is legitimization. Small groups can easily be dismissed by others as inconsequential because of the few number of people in any one place....But their presence on the Internet is unrelated to the number of people associated with them. The Religious Tolerance site, for instance, is maintained by a handful of people, Yet the extensiveness of the site (and reliability of the information) gives it a considerable presence." 5
bullet 2001-FEB-22: The Internet Sacred Text Archive contains nearly 200 megabytes of scriptures from many religions. On their links page, they state: "We have included crosslinks where appropriate to the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT) site. This site has independently reviewed factual articles about many religions. Often controversial, always educational, OCRT is a one-stop source if you want deep background material on the texts presented at this site."

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  1. "Web sites focused on ethics, moral/character education, general spirituality and religion," Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, 2006, at:
  2. "Exodus For Ten Commandments," CBS News, 2003-AUG-27, at:
  3. Isaac Bonewitz, "The Real Origins of Halloween," at:
  4. J.K. Hadden, "Confessions of a recovering technophobe: A brief history of the religious movements homepage project," in "Religion and the social order, Volume 8, Religion on the Internet: Research prospects and promises," JAI Press, (2000), Pages 358-9. Order this book safely from online book store
  5. Sara Horsfall, "How religious organizations use the Internet: A preliminary inquiry." in "Religion and the social order, Volume 8, Religion on the Internet: Research prospects and promises," JAI Press, (2000), Page 175. Order this book safely from online book store

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Latest update: 2011-AUG-29
Author: B.A. Robinson
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