Diversity of expression and creative give and take are essential aspects of Bahá’í community development. Without diversity, unity is impossible—only uniformity can be the result. For this reason, individual exploration of the Bahá’í teachings is valued for its potential contribution to community discourse and advancement. Here, the Internet affords novel ways of fostering such investigation and learning. The individual search for knowledge and truth, however, cannot be allowed to become a source of disunity or disagreement among Bahá’ís or between Bahá’ís and those studying the Faith.
(Bahá’í Internet Agency, Responding to Criticism and Opposition on the Internet, 2009)