I fully understand and appreciate the need for high level, well thought out, supported ideas, interpretations and theology. Without these the site becomes simply any old forum of people's opinions. However, I see way too many questions closed or voted as off topic or not from a specific viewpoint. At the least downvotes should be required to include specific suggestions how to reword the question. My favorite rewording is "from a Biblical perspective".
Sometimes it seems the primary purpose of closure is to avoid controversy. Jesus was highly controversial. This is the temporal reason why He was killed. The tendency to insist a question comes from a specific denomination or tradition is highly overemphasized.
If we are all mature or maturing Christians, ultimately there is one answer. I have visited or attended many different denominations- Roman Catholic, multiple Baptist flavors, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Assemblies of God, charismatic, full gospel, Wesleyan, Methodist and Presbyterian. Among the great churches I have found far more in common than differences. A church of Christ minister once told he agreed with a neighboring Baptist pastor on 99% of issues or theology. It seems overemphasis on denomination hinders the site.
If we are all mature or maturing Christians, ultimately we will come to agreement on the substantive issues. "God is not the author of confusion."
"In Christ, we [Christians] are all one" "that day there were added about three thousand souls. ... They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; ... And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, http://biblehub.com/acts/2.htm
Three thousand souls added one day and the next couple verses suggest unity several times.
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. ... Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?` "
Certainly, discussions do need to be focused. Given the open nature of the internet, it is possible to swing the other direction and enable useless controversy by being too open.
There is one right answer to most questions. I have visited or attended many different denominations- Lutheran, Wesleyan, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, multiple Baptist flavors, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Assemblies of God, charismatic, full gospel, Methodist and others. Among the quality churches I have found far more in common across denomination than differences. A church of Christ minister once told he agreed with a neighboring Baptist pastor on 99% of issues or theology. I guess it boils down to maturing in Christ.
It is still entirely possible on this site to ask "What is the Biblical basis for x?" Isn't it? Of course x needs to be a specific question and not a general area. If this is no longer a valid question format, then given the emphasis on specific denomination, the site should be renamed to denominationalChristianity or academicChristianity or something similar.
Arrghh, I wish I had time to edit this with summaries, highlight my point, etc. Hopefully, I can back another time to clean this up, simplify it, even shorten it. Feel free to do so if the substance stays the same.