I had earmarked today for making significant changes to the board structure - but other important issues relating this this forum kept me distracted this morning for far too long. I've got a busy few days ahead, but I do hope to implement them before the end of the coming weekend. I also intend to change the template, to make it easier to navigate, as requested, and also eliminate some browser compatability issues. The current structure will likely be something on the following lines, which is not yet finalised, and open for dicussion: Site Announcements Feedback NON-THEOLOGY The calm away from social categories: Chat General chat Introductions New? Introduce yourself! SECULARISM: Specific issues away from main religious belief Politics and Society Current affairs, political and social theory Science and Nature The physics of existence and the biology of our world Philosophy and Metaphysics Atheism, Agnosticism, the enlightenment, secular thinking THEOLOGY: Areas for discussing specific aspects of religious thought Spiritual beliefs General thinking beyond the boundaries of religion Judaism Judaic thought, issues and the Torah (Old Testament) Christianity The New Testament , Christian issues and history Islam Islamic thought and the Koran Eastern Thought Hinduism, Confucianism, Tao, and others Buddhism Buddhist thought, writings and practices Alternative: Modern Spiritual belief away from traditional systems NeoPagan General issues of Neopaganism Witchcraft and Wicca The Craft beyond Gardner New Age Eclectic beliefs Ancient World Mythology and cultures of past civilisations Comparative Religion Critical and comparative thinking on religious beliefs The idea is that the sections relating to specific areas will be "safe" areas for those who wish to openly discuss relevant issues, without being taken uncomfortably to task. The new "Comparative Religion" board will be for the specific examination of various religious and spiritual beliefs, that may or may not have a wider context either within a single religion, or across many. I am aware that certain boundaries may or may not produce effects impractical to some degree - for example, separating discussion of the Bible into separate forums, according to the Mosaic or New Covenent. Whatever arrangements I bring in over the coming week, I am quite sure that it will in no way represent any form of finality with regards to the structure of this forum. This is a fluid place and will be shaped as much by its content as its aims.