A couple of decades ago, give or take a few years, the chief operating officers of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, LLC, in Boston seem to have come to the dismaying conclusion that business was down and getting worse. The high price (i.e., standards) of their merchandise did not even attract many nose prints on the display windows from curious passers-by.
They apparently then decided to drag poor Kaspar Hauser out of his dank dungeon once again and try singing the praises of darkness and dry black crusts to those who suffered violent retchings from trying to digest Science and Health and who were also intensly pained by the light of divine Principle. Since all are welcome to join Kaspar in his dungeon and there are no annoying entrance requirements, it would appear many have gladly joined him there in what has become a new and improved Christian Science church. One has but to peek his beak inside the dungeon door et voila! faster than he can say "church manual" he's a member in good standing.
To tidy this brief entry up a bit, there remains one nagging question: What few crumbs now remain of Mary Baker Eddy's Church of Christ, Scientist to make membership therein worth the bother?