Check it out. Note: Due to lack of use, the Message Board will go out of business near the end of 2009, as I won't be renewing my subscription for the board service.
As part of my unending (until it ends) dedication to serving the churchless, I've put up a Church of the Churchless Message Board.
My hope is that this will be another way visitors to this blog can share ideas about spirituality, religion, mysticism, and such.
Up to now, commenting on blog posts has been the only way to do this.
The Message Board opens up another option. Start by reading my introductory "Welcome" message. It describes how to get going with this forum.
Which, at this moment, is a blank slate. Virgin territory. On the main page at this moment you'll see a bunch of zeros in the "posts" column, aside from my Welcome.
I've provided a framework for discussions, conversations, sharing, ranting and raving, whatever. It'll be great if people use it. If not, nothing has been wasted. Just a few hours of my time and a small amount of money to the hosting service.
My main focus will continue to be blogging. The Message Board should run itself, more or less, the content being visitor/member generated. I'll moderate the Message Board and deal with problems or questions.
Some of which I might even be able to answer. I've used message boards like this one, but have never set one up. So this is an experiment, a new churchless activity for an almost New Year.
Be part of it. Click on one of the forum links and then click on "new topic." Share some thoughts. You might start a conversation. Whether you do or not (it takes two to converse, or tango), sharing is its own reward.
When we say something honestly, directly, truly, from the heart, it resonates no matter how, or whether, others respond to it. We've spoken with our own self.
And that's always a good conversation to have.