I am considering adding a bounty to this question when I noticed that one of the reasons available for creating the bounty is:
Canonical answer required
The question is widely applicable to a large audience. A detailed canonical answer is required to address all the concerns.
The reasons for voting to close this particular question are stated as:
There are several possible answers to this, and each hinges on doctrines that are hotly contested ... Since there is no universally accepted answer, ... vote to close as not constructive ...
I believe this to be a valid reason to vote to close, and I've since edited the question to fit more within the site guidelines linked to in the comment (by the way, it'd be nice if the votes to close would be removed or further explanation given so I can improve the question if needed).
But now that I've seen that one of the reasons for the bounty is to encourage more comprehensive, canonical answers that cover a wide audience, why close questions like this when all that's needed is a little push?