In Why Do people believe in the Bible? [on hold], we have the following:
- a question that is certainly a Truth Question: "when it's obviously not true?"
- a question that lacks a "constructive, fair, and impartial tone"
- two answers from senior users that engage in apologetic Truth-Answering right before a question closes, preventing other Truth-Answers.
If Truth questions harm the academic Q&A format of the site and lead to rancor, etc., A) why answer them? B) Why answer them and then vote to close?
Here are my two answers:
A) Truth Questions don't necessarily lead to open-ended bickering. They can be answered from a discipline of sticking to Scripture, Tradition (prominent theologians), and Reason. (Thus, the two answerers didn't harm the site in the way that not all Truth questions necessarily harm the site.)
B) It is dodgy. Others might like to chime in, too. The combo of answering a prickly Truth question and then closing serves the purpose of making sure your perspective gets locked in.