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July 11th, 2011
12:57 PM ET

Your Take: Comments on new atheist movie 'The Ledge'

There are few faithy topics that get our readers talking like atheism does.

Our Friday story about "The Ledge," a new atheist-themed movie that's trying to do for nonbelievers what "Brokeback Mountain," did for gays and lesbians, drew nearly 4,000 comments.

A few commenters noted that the movie fits a recent trend of atheist evangelism:

BRod:
Just proves that atheism is a religion too. It if was just a lack of belief, then you wouldn't have them flying banners, erecting billboards, and making movies about it. Nobody flies banners, erects billboards, and makes movies about lack of belief in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. Atheists proselytize as much, if not more, than many Christians do!

FULL POST

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Atheism • Movies

Focus on the Family refocuses on, well, family
Jim Daly, Focus on the Family's new leader, is trying to take the group in a new direction that may concern some evangelicals.
July 11th, 2011
10:56 AM ET

Focus on the Family refocuses on, well, family

By John Blake, CNN

A quick word association test: when I say “evangelical leader,” what comes to mind?

A critic of gay rights? A fierce defender of “family values?” A media-savvy preacher who blurs the lines between religion and politics?

Evangelical heavyweights like Focus on the Family founder James Dobson pioneered that brand of leadership. He and fellow broadcasters like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson were big players in church and national politics.

But Christianity Today profiles en emerging evangelical leader who's offering a different leadership model.

FULL POST

- CNN Writer

Filed under: Barack Obama • Christianity • Church and state • Culture wars • Evangelical • Faith • Gay rights • Politics • Uncategorized

July 11th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

The Dalai Lama's Washington peace talk

Thousands gathered Saturday on the National Mall to hear the Tibetan spiritual leader talk about world peace.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Buddhism • China • DC • Tibet

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