Jesus Page Attracts 'Divine' Facebook Traffic

'Jesus Daily' tops Justin Bieber for weekly comments and 'Likes'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2011 2:35 PM CDT
A Facebook page called Jesus Daily may only have 8.2 million fans to Justin Bieber's 35 million, but it sparks far more comments and "Likes" every week.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Move over, Justin Bieber. Jesus Christ is here. The New York Times reports that a Facebook page called Jesus Daily is generating more "Likes" and comments than Bieber's page simply by posting the words of Jesus four or five times a day. Last week it racked up 3.4 million interactions to Bieber's 630,000, but who's counting. The man behind it, North Carolina doctor Aaron Tabor, says he only started it as a hobby about two years ago. "I wanted to provide people with encouragement," he says.

And Jesus Daily is not alone. Facebook's top-20 traffic pages include Joyce Meyer Ministries, another Jesus page, and Dios Es Bueno (or "God is Great"). What's more, a reverend and a rabbi tell the Times that Facebook is helping houses of worship attract more congregants and online worshipers. But others warn that Internet prayer is no replacement for the real thing. Says one reverend: "They can never replace the importance of people being together physically in the service of worship."

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