Some interest has suddenly blossomed in the Discussion Forum of the Church website (?). What about it? My own inclination, not surprisingly, is to be extremely cautious about such places. Like Spirituality.com, or whatever it is/was, they are, to some of us at any rate, little more than diversonary public relations sideshows. They give a bread-and-circuses impression that meaningful activity is taking place, all the while deviously serving to deflect attention from willful wrong-doing and a G-string-size resume of commendable accomplishments.
There is only one proof necessary to validate The Mother Church's sincerity in meeting the needs of its members: humble, pure, compassionate, Christian, unselfed, gracious, neighborly, loving, and longsuffering actions -- without a remittance slip attached. Aught else is vapid and ephemeral foam. Active web sites can still be at bottom glittering carousels of random thoughts going witlessly round and round and round.
A case in point for the Church's need to feed a few problem children to the lions in the circus is the MBE Library. Why, when for probably a decade or more the showpiece buildings of the Church Center have been underutilized and are now said to be vacant or rented out, do you build at no little cost a new building for the Library? To provide a nice, fresh place for more Gills, Dakins, and Milmines to paw over Mrs. Eddy's private, unpublished papers with their dirty hands? To feed the rapacious megalomania that demands a monument to one's pathetic vanity, paid for, in part, of course, with your loving contributions?
Article VIII, Section 6, of the Church Manual states that each of us has "his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind." Notice who is not included in that triumvirate. And Mrs. Eddy adds that by one's "works he shall be judged,--and justified or condemned." And, yes, that includes, a fortiori, moi, as Miss Piggy would say.