Marla, your point is germane and well-taken. Unfortunately, as I see it, especially from the wide variety of threads on this forum, each person has his/her own priorities and ideas of what CFI covers for him/her. My focus is on helping people toward humane ethics, clarity of thought, and avoidance of defining truth rather than searching for it. The second and third, of course, deal with religion and theology to a great extent.
I become a bit distressed when I see people here use the forum to ‘inquire’ at great lengh about conspiracies, weird alternative medical systems, microscopic philosophical points (such as interminable analysis of the dichotomy between free-will and determinism), and those who have come here with the usually somewhat hidden purpose of converting the heathens and try to use their biblical “logic” to show us the way.
What would you define as a reasonable mission for CFI, reachable goals, techniques for achieving them, and the audience at which they should be directed?