May 26th, 2010
03:17 PM ET

Courtesy of Twitter, God speaks

Apparently even God is getting in on the Twitter business. 

A new website launched this week called almightytweets.com culls tweets in which God’s advice is shared. Take, for instance, this one from this afternoon: “Yesterday Eli said ‘God told me we had to go to dippin dots.’ So we did.”


- CNN Writer/Producer

Filed under: Culture & Science • Belief

May 26th, 2010
12:08 PM ET

Alabama church signs iReport: 'Sermons in a Sentence'

Among the submissions we received for CNN's recent church sign iReport was a voice-tracked montage from an Alabama-based iReporter who calls herself amandawriter.

"After seeing the church signs assignment, I had to take a drive this afternoon around my region here in central Alabama," she says. "There are so many churches - and so many stereotypes about the Bible Belt, especially its supposed religious intolerance - that I wanted to see what the signs actually reflected. What I discovered might surprise you."


- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Church • Culture & Science • iReport

May 26th, 2010
09:16 AM ET

The Dalai Lama is wrong

Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.

By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN

I am a big fan of the Dalai Lama. I love his trademark smile and I hate the fact that I missed his talks this week in New York City. But I cannot say either "Amen" or "Om" to the shopworn clichés that he trots out in the New York Times in “Many Faiths, One Truth.”


- CNN Belief Blog contributor

Filed under: Buddhism • Christianity • Faith • Leaders • Opinion

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