This is a proposal to have a post with answers that generally cover various things, such as the Muslims that we get regularly trying to convince us the Jesus wasn't killed, or the Atheists and others who try to convince us that the Bible is faulty, or, most recently, that Jesus is a myth borrowed from other myths. The point is to give the "refute this" type posters something to read instead of a platform to keep talking. The start of the post follows:
Welcome to the site. We are very happy you have decided to participate. If you were directed here by another user it is because some of your posts, comments, or chat messages are something that is both off-topic for the site, and we have already heard it before and are likely not very interested in discussing the topic. To be fair, the topic is allowed in chat and if you would like to post there and see if anyone responds, you are welcome to do so.
There are some of the following topics that we have already heard before:
- To Muslims: Christians, whom many of us are, believe Jesus died and was resurrected. You do not believe that. We have heard this before.
- To Bible Critics: You believe the Bible is false or corrupt in some way. Generally, Christians do not. We have heard these arguments before.
- To Jesus Critics: You believe that the stories about Jesus are false or derived from other myths, etc. Generally, Christians believe the stories are true. We have heard these arguments before.
Scroll down to see others and read our generalized response. Please refrain from commenting on these posts here, instead comment where the person directed you or comment in the chat rooms. If you have another topic to add, simple post a new answer.
So we can start by having people post for the items listed or others they can think of, or, of course, I welcome posts about what people think about this idea.
I envision a post, say the Muslim one, where an obvious Muslim is saying Jesus was not killed and I can simply link to the answer that covers this and say "We have already heard this before." When they click the link they see my bullet point above in a 1st level heading right at the top.
Once there are a few posts, I will edit out the top and bottom sections of this post and then we will have this new resource to use.