"Smarter Religion: Patheos. Patheos is a religion website even an atheist could love. On its homepage, you can compare up to three religions or even religious sects. Plug in a couple of groups you're curious about, and you get a side-by-side breakdown of the dates the groups were founded, who the founders were, and how followers are adapting to the modern world. Dig a little deeper and you'll find portals devoted to each religious group that are packed with extended reading, book reviews, and serious commentary about news, politics and religious issues. Patheos channels regularly hold online symposiums on subjects like the future of Catholicism and the intersection of Christianity and patriotism."
—Newsweek, "Be Smarter in 2011", January, 2011
"Digital Dogma -A Colorado-based website brings belief to your screen.
According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 80 million Americans who are religiously active are Internet users. And according to Leo Brunnick, cofounder of Denver-based Patheos.com, nearly 2 million of those Americans visit his site every 30 days. That makes Patheos.com the largest multifaith site on the Web.
Brunnick and his staff also ensure Patheos.com teems with well-written columns, online symposia, and a library of world religions. And at six million page views a month and growing, Patheos.com is closing in on the competition. This year, the site is poised to overtake Beliefnet.com and Christianpost.com to become the largest religion media site.
—5280, "A Religious Experience", April, 2012
"Let the spiritual move you at patheos.com" - Nov, 15, 2011
By placing religions side by side, Patheos puts the religions it features there — Buddhist, Catholic, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Pagan, Progressive Christian — on an equal footing, says Stewart Hoover, professor of media studies at the University of Colorado and head of the school's Center for Media, Religion and Culture. That center is one of only four such facilities in the world, and the only one that does research; Hoover is halfway through a two-year-long project looking into how twelve religious and purportedly secular websites — with Patheos one of the former, PostSecret one of the latter — are changing religion.
"We see these online journals as just that," Hoover says. "They're replacing magazines and religious newsletters." The people going to sites such as Patheos are interested in religion intellectually but aren't necessarily "pious," he notes; they're using these sites for information rather than as a "site of religious experience."
"The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) are excited and proud to be working with a celebrated and innovative enterprise such as Patheos".
—Dirk Ficca, Executive Director, Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
"Patheos will blow your mind. Patheos is a fascinating new website that hopes to help people understand the origins, history, and beliefs of the world's religions."
—Aliza Hausman, alizahousman.net
"The Public believes everyone has achieved some enlightenment, except for Muslims, who are stuck in the Dark Ages. For Muslims to have a forum like Patheos where their religion is going to be discussed seriously is important."
—Jonathan A.C. Brown, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Washington.
"Learning about a person's spiritual life satisfies my natural curiosity about the world and, at times, deepens my own practices and beliefs. I think many people long for that same sort of open dialogue, a chance to talk with others about why they believe what they believe and what they to do nourish those beliefs. It's a need that Cathie and Leo Brunnick hope to meet with their new website, Patheos, which intends to share the history, theology and practices of 100 world religions and spiritual traditions."
—David Ian Miller, Finding My Religion Blog, San Francisco Chronicle
"I think the best way to describe this site is "Facebook meets the Library of Alexandria." It's a Web 2.0 social networking site embedded within an evolving, peer-reviewed library of articles about the world's major wisdom traditions, covering beliefs, spiritual practices, ethics, history and organizational structure. Basically, all you need to know to get a basic understanding of major wisdom and religious traditions from the world over."
—Carl McColman, an independent scholar and freelance writer, and Editor of Anamchara.net
"Initially I only went to Patheos.com to see what it said about Unitarian Universalism, but I will be spending more time exploring the site. I can tell you that as a UU we spend much of our time figuring out how to describe our religion to everyone else. We were pleasantly surprised to find that your site has summarized our belief structure quite well. Thank you again".
—Karl Onsager, Unitarian Univeralist
"I am delighted to find your website. As a minister deeply committed to interfaith understanding, I find your website to be very inspiring".
—Rev. Dr. Peggy Price, Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living
"Patheos is an extremely interactive site with impressive religious content. Think of it as somewhere between beliefnet and Religion Dispatches. Both the religious paths and the public square are much needed features to better focus the very disjointed discussion on religion online."
—Nabil Echchaibi, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder
"I am using Patheos to teach my Introductions to World Religions classes this summer -- and for the first time I have a reliable source for my students, without asking them to go buy a textbook".
—Jacob Kinnard, Professor of World Religious Thought, Iliff Divinity School
"Whether you're a Catholic sitting down for a face-to-face with a Muslim friend, a humanist who wants to better communicate with your Jewish friends, or simply a Baptist who's trying to figure out just what is different between your tradition and that of your Methodist neighbor's, you can go to Patheos and, within 10 or 15 minutes, have a basic grasp of history, sociology, and theology. Tack on a few more minutes, and you can watch a video of a Catholic mass, or observe the whirling Dervishes of Islam's Sufi tradition. In an age when traditions seem more polarized than ever, Patheos offers a way to bridge the chasms and reach across to one another."
—Martin Davis, Faith and Fumbles Blog, Dallas Morning News