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The King of Pop's faith

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Despite the cult of celebrity that he was the center of, all religions want a piece of Michael Jackson.

After avoiding the subject for a week, Michael Paulson at offers a good summary of the faith news around Michael Jackson's death. Rumors having been flying that Jackson was Muslim or that he accepted Jesus on his deathbed.

Even L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, published a glowing article about Jackson. (See more about that article.) American Papist blogger Thomas Peters said it well: "I really dig Michael Jackson's music, but as a Catholic, I don't have to buy into the myth that great art makes a great man."