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55 Heavenly Religious and Spiritual Innovations

— September 3, 2008 — Social Good
This slideshow highlights some of the most fascinating new religious innovations of our time. From Orthodox Barbies and Virgin Mary bread stampers to cell phones for Buddhists, we've seen a lot of outrageous products arise inspired by different faiths.

People interested in really unique dwellings might be intrigued by the restored churches in the gallery.

The renovated churches which now serve as dwellings, from the private homes to the restored Gothic church hotel, serve as a reflection of our juxtaposed desire to preserve culture while living at the height of modernity.

While money can't buy envy, some believe that exclusivity can, and what better way to guarantee something unique than by taking a piece of history and adding your personal touch?

Take a moment to click through the cutting edge religious products, Pope bobbleheads for your car, and practices like broadcasting sermons on YouTube or marching monks down a fashion runway.

(The featured image is on the Stykkisholmur modern church in Iceland.)
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Communities that Blog to God
Communities that Blog to God
Dear God
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53
Heavy Metal Monks
Heavy Metal Monks
Brother Cesare
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52
First Catholic Church Opens in Qatar
First Catholic Church Opens in Qatar
Sign of the Times
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51
Bloggers Back Buddhists
Bloggers Back Buddhists
International Blogger's Day For Burma
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50
Stealth Spirituality
Stealth Spirituality
Digital Koran
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49
Hymn Book Becomes iPod Cover
Hymn Book Becomes iPod Cover
Worship at the Church of Apple
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48
Religious Customs Before Social Life
Religious Customs Before Social Life
Students Give Up MySpace and Facebook for Lent
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47
Church on Youtube
Church on Youtube
Community Churches Get Digital
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46
Prayer Gadgets
Prayer Gadgets
Holy Bible Key Chain
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45
Outsourced Prayers
Outsourced Prayers
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44
Holy Hotel Guests
Holy Hotel Guests
Travelodge Special For Certain Names
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43
Monk E-business
Monk E-business
Rise of the New Dot Com Entrepreneurs
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42
Religious Co-Branding
Religious Co-Branding
Catholic Mobile Phone Carrier
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41
Pastor Encourages Celeb Compassion
Pastor Encourages Celeb Compassion
Praying for Britney Spears
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40
Religious Fitness
Religious Fitness
Church Preaches Faith Based Weight Loss
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39
Globalizing KFC
Globalizing KFC
Ramadan Marketing In The Gulf
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38
Computing With God
Computing With God
Chapel Installs Europe's Most Powerful Supercomputer
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37
Political Publicity Parodies
Political Publicity Parodies
Benedict vs. Obama: POPE Parodies HOPE
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36
Melbourne's Holy Pub
Melbourne's Holy Pub
Docklands Church
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35
Monks Create Cult Brand
Monks Create Cult Brand
Rare Beer By Appointment Only
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34
Hunter's Holy Book
Hunter's Holy Book
Praying For Game With Camouflage Bibles
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33
Creative Open Church Promotion
Creative Open Church Promotion
Black, Female & Hip Jesus
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32
LED Prayer Rug Glows When Facing Mecca
LED Prayer Rug Glows When Facing Mecca
Sajjdah 1426
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31
Jedi Religion
Jedi Religion
Star Wars Inspired Spirituality
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30
Chocolate As Art
Chocolate As Art
6 Foot Tall Anatomically Correct Chocolate Jesus
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29
Thousands of Activist Buddhist Monks Lead Coup D'état
Thousands of Activist Buddhist Monks Lead Coup D'état
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28
Monks on the Catwalk
Monks on the Catwalk
A Fashion Show To Win Back Buddhist Believers
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27
Spiritual Strings
Spiritual Strings
Red String Kabbalah Bracelet For Protection
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26
Commercializing Religion
Commercializing Religion
The Pope is for Sale (and His Bobble Head)
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25
Magical Luxury Water
Magical Luxury Water
Madonna Spends $10,000 a Month on Kabbalah Water
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24
Church-Offending Art II
Church-Offending Art II
Homoerotic Last Supper
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23
Digital Religion
Digital Religion
Pope Reaches Out With Text Messages
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22
Orthodox Jewish Prayer Barbie
Orthodox Jewish Prayer Barbie
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21
Holy Toast
Holy Toast
Virgin Mary Bread Stamper
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20
Jesus Astronaut Figure is Taking Off
Jesus Astronaut Figure is Taking Off
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19
Buddhist-Themed Amusement Park
Buddhist-Themed Amusement Park
Suoi Tien Park
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18
Ramadan Frappucino
Ramadan Frappucino
Starbucks Caters To Muslims
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17
Statement Footwear
Statement Footwear
Jesus Loves You Sandals
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16
Renovating Religion Part III
Renovating Religion Part III
Before and After Church to Home
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15
Designer Churches
Designer Churches
St. Bartholomew's Church by Maxim Velcovsky
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14
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Kruisherenhotel
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13
Religious Phones
Religious Phones
Buddhist Nokia N70
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12
Vatican Urinals
Vatican Urinals
Holy Pee
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11
Religious Juxtaposition
Religious Juxtaposition
A Bookshelf for the Religiously Confused
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10
Holy Pageants
Holy Pageants
"Miss Sister 2008" Catholic Beauty Contest
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9
Weddings in Igloos
Weddings in Igloos
Get Married in an Ice Church
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8
Inflatable Church
Inflatable Church
Make Your Wedding Cheesy
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7
Spiritual Ages
Spiritual Ages
Madonna's Kabbalah Age is 36, Not 50
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6
Renovating Religion Part II
Renovating Religion Part II
Converted Churches as Hotels
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5
Lego Replicas
Lego Replicas
Abston Church of Christ by Amy Hughes
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4
Fulla the Muslim Barbie
Fulla the Muslim Barbie
Best Selling Girl's Toy in the Arab World
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3
Stained Glass Xrays
Stained Glass Xrays
Church Windows by Wim Delvoye
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2
Renovating Religion
Renovating Religion
Converted Churches as Homes
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1
Converted Church Homes
Converted Church Homes
Religious Renovations
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