The FAQ of SE Christianity states that one should ask questions about -
"Understanding the Bible from the perspective of a specific viewpoint."
FAQ of SE Hermeneutics -
"Interpretation of a specific Bible passage"
understand the Bible by
understanding a Biblical passage. Hence to me these two look quite the same? They may have a fine line of separation but I wonder if it justifies having two different sites.
In my thinking SE Christianity would be more useful if it loosened up its rules a little bit to allow more general questions.
- It would create a point of difference between the two sites. Hermeneutics for strictly Biblical discussions and SE Christianity for all viewpoints related to Christianity. e.g. Christian Philosophy, Christian Life, Apologetics, Intelligent Design(where am I supposed to ask ID questions?) etc etc.
- It would be less intimidating to new users. A narrow limit on scope of questions might be the reason why we see so less traffic on SE Christianity than other SE sites. (I myself was a member for two months before I asked a question)
What do you folks think?
Another point I'd like to make is that Christians want to ask all sort of questions but we can't have an individual site for all possible categories. Example -
Broaden scope to include Church management?
We can't have a separate site for
Christian Worship Leading and Service Design. So obviously we need a generic one that can contain such topics.
Long story short - Isn't it high time that we balanced the perfectionism for quality with quantity of content?