38Apologetics Index Update
- Mar 4, 2001My apologies... I have been running behind on just about everything, and
haven't mailed an update alert in a while.
Since the last update mailing, 9 additional issues of Religion News Report have
You may want to bookmark that link, where you'll find a listing of find the 10
most recently archived issues of RNR.
Note that the Apologetics Index front page also includes daily news items:
In addition, under the "News" graphic, two java-script links bring you current
wire services and web news reports on cults, sects and alternative religious
Throughout the site, certain listings - such as those for Falun Gong, Aum
Shinrikyo, and Scientology - also include direct links to current and archived
I have recently added direct links to archived "Offbeat News" and "Books in the
I have also posted, with permission, an article by Anthony C. LoBaido - an
international correspondent for WorldNetDaily:
Aum Shin Rikyo extends influence around world
Additional updates have made throughout the site.
=== A word about our URLs
I regularly receive mail from people who are puzzled by our site's URLs.
Our main URL (and domain name) is http://www.apologeticsindex.org/
However, since Apologetics Index is a Gospelcom alliance member, the site is
hosted by Gospelcom - the most popular Christian web site (see press release
below). Thus our URLs generally resolve to:
In addition, Apologetics Index can be reached under these URLs:
http://www.apologeticsindex.net (URL forwarding service, includes ads)
http:www.graceandmercy.org (for a planned special section with articles on grace
and mercy - the two features that set Christianity apart from any other
http://www.religionnewsreport.org (currently leads to the RNR index page)
For details about our linking and copyright policy, see:
In closing, a press release from Gospelcom:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gospel Communications International
(231) 773-3361, ext. 282
* Most popular Christian web site * Gospelcom.net users viewed nearly 23
million pages* Gospelcom.net tops religious category *
Gospelcom.net tops the list
MUSKEGON, MI., Feb. 27 -- January 2001 reports from Nielsen//NetRatings,
the fastest growing Internet audience measurement service, confirm once
again that Gospelcom.net is the most popular Christian web property among
Internet users surfing from home and work. Traffic to Gospelcom.net
totaled more than 1.2 million unique visitors in the month of January,
leading all other Christian sites. Gospelcom.net users spent an average of
eleven minutes at the site and viewed nearly 23 million pages.
Gospelcom.net also ranks higher than such well-known Internet sites as:
PetSmart.com, AutoBytel.com, BordersOnline.com, Palm.com, BeliefNet.com and
the Coca-Cola company in terms of total number of unique visitors according
to Nielsen//Netratings data.
Additionally, in January 2001 Gospelcom.net topped the religious category
from PCDataOnline, another prominent Internet rating service. Since 1995
Gospelcom.net has been faithfully using the Internet to further the
Gospel. It is thrilling to enter 2001 in such a strong position to
continue expanding the ministry of Gospelcom.net, said company President
Gospelcom.net <www.gospelcom.net> provides a comprehensive range of unique
applications and free resources for men, women, youth and families
including: the Bible Gateway <bible.gospelcom.net>, a fully-searchable
cross-referenced Bible and study tool with 23 Bible translations in 12
languages; CrossSearch <www.CrossSearch.com>, a full-web filtered search
directory; family-friendly movie reviews; Reverend Fun
<www.ReverendFun.com>, humorous Biblical cartoons updated daily; and other
community-building areas including chat, discussion forums and email
Gospelcom.net is a ministry of Gospel Communications International and
includes a strategic alliance of over 300 evangelical Christian organizations.
Anton (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Apologetics Index: http://www.apologeticsindex.org/ / http://www.countercult.com
1230+ pages of apologetics and countercult information about cults, sects, and
alternative religious movements.
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