I recently answered a question, regarding the death of Ananias and Sapphira in the Book of Acts (Chapter 5), where I suggested that it was likely murder committed by the leaders of the early christian community. This answer was deleted.
My basic interest when checking the Christianity site was to talk about what might have really happened, excluding any divine actions or miracles. Many parts of the bible tell real history and actions, but for a reasonable person, all "miracles" and "divine acts" were either fictitious, or based on tricks and real actions and natural events. For example, it would not be a great task for any circus wizard to change water into wine, feed all spectators from two fishes and five breads or raise a dead person. Quacks usually have techniques and drugs to make sick people actually feel better for a while. So, the interesting part about the bible is how the early christians actually did all this.
If the above story of Ananias and Sapphira had been told about any contemporary cult or sect, everybody would assume it was murder. So why should a debate about this story in the bible be limited to whether their death was divine action, or they died from shock and shame for lying? Is the Christianity site only for believers who take all the supernatural things for real?
I mean: is there a place where to discuss the bible not as another kind of Harry Potter book and about what happens if Professor Snape attempts to break his unbreakable vow (a kind of magic oath that kills you if you break it). In reality, early christians likely used a lot of trickery, manipulation and also violent acts (although not openly belligerent and violent, such as Islam or earlier Israelites). So the interesting questions for me are of the kind: what did really happen? Not: was it a trick?, but: how did the trick work?
Is there a good site for this? Christianity seems to be blocked for this kind of debate, probably to avoid offending believers.