Considering the volume that we get of that, I'm okay with neglecting any taxonomic labels on it and just giving it a special close reason with a decent explanation for why we cannot (will not) answer questions like that, and hopefully alternatives or a meta post with alternatives.
I thing something like:
- Questions asking why God takes one action or another cannot be factually answered unless the Scripture explicitly says why, but it usually does not. There usually is an abundance of opinions from various traditions and asking what any of them think about this is factually answerable. Please see: [meta post title (my personal suggestion: We don't know what God is thinking or "For my ways are not your ways".)].
I suggest that the meta post expands on the logic of the close comment. It should point to other meta posts for why we avoid Truth questions (C.SE vs. Survivor and Brothers we are not Christians come to mind first).
It would be very helpful if the meta post also offers generalized options to reopen the question. I can see these questions being changed to (take "Why does God work through people" as an example):
- According to [person, tradition, etc], why does God ...
- What is an overview of the explanations for why God ...
- What is the Biblical basis that God ... (note it is not 'what is the biblical basis for why God ...' That is just the same thing hiding behind a legitimate construct that we use.)
- What is the Biblical basis that God does not ... (if the subject is small enough it can be lumped in with the other Biblical basis version.)
- What is the historical development for the belief that God ...
Not every question like this can be remolded into one of the suggestions. Sometimes that is quite obvious. Also, some questions cannot be salvaged at all; the topic is just to philosophical and not enough theological.
On one of those questions you linked, I actually answered and started by tearing down the poor structure of the sentence:
The first thing I will note is an issue with the question. It is not fair to ask "Why does God ..." because it is wholly unanswerable unless the Scripture says explicitly why, but it usually does not explain God's actions. So I will focus more on "Why do some Christians believe ..." as there is usually an abundance of text where they explain their thoughts.
Same thing, different wording.