I'm now totally confused as to what is on topic and what isn't on this board. I had no idea Christianity was such a narrowly-defined concept. Now I'm afraid to ask anything. Why is that, do you think?
These six on-hold questions you speak of are:
- More Roman Catholicism help--Prophets/Holy people? (now deleted)
- Roman Catholicism Information HELP! Holy sites?
- Is Jesus really dead (killed)?
- Help on Roman Catholicism in-depth research?
- Does forgiveness require repentence?
- Turn the other cheek?
Questions 1, 2, and 4 were actually all posted by the same person. #1 and #2 were posted after #4, and they are more like tirades than they are actual questions. All of them ask us to do some research for them, and across a broad selection of subjects. Their questions aren't specific enough, and their attitude did not help at all.
Question 3 was posted by a Muslim (presumably) and doesn't even really have a question. They just state the Islamic belief on the matter.
Question 6 barely has a question. The way it's written, it's asking for a discussion, not a clear, straightforward, objective answer.
Question 5 actually looks and reads like a genuine question. The problem is that it's unanswerable on this site. Not because there isn't an answer, but because there are too many answers. I can tell you with certainty that we have 100 users on this site that can and would give a good answer. That's way too many.
The best questions on this site are those that have a small handful of well-researched and well-supported answers that are clear, straightforward, and (relatively) objective. This is by design. That's how Stack Exchange sites are supposed to work.
Christianity is decidedly not a "narrowly-defined concept". However, one could argue (I have argued in the past on this very site) that this site is not really about Christianity, but rather about Christian theology, praxis, and history (that is, the various formal teachings promulgated by different groups calling themselves "Christian", and the history of those groups, and their practices), which is a much different topic, and which is in fact pretty narrowly defined.
What's on topic, basically, is questions about the beliefs, teachings, practices, and history of various Christian groups, as well as the typically accepted (by a broad range of Christians) interpretations of Biblical sayings on a given topic. We've found that if we don't restrict our work in this way, there's no way that we can give (what would be accepted by everyone on the site as) objective answers to questions. And as El'endia has commented, even on those questions, some are really broad and we can't possibly fit a reasonable answer into the space we have. So we've basically just done the best we can to limit the questions so that we can try and provide the best objective answers possible.