One thing has puzzled me in the short time I've been browsing Christianity.SE, and it should be fairly self evident from the title- why is it that questions which ask for a particular perspective are preferred in pretty much all cases?
I understand a little about the history of this site, and that there were issues to begin with, essentially an all out gland war between people of different denominations/variations of Christian beliefs. What I don't understand is the necessity for all questions to be streamlined in such a way. Shouldn't the onus instead be on the answerer to clearly state when a particular perspective is being given, and to give objective support for the fact that the stated perspective holds this belief, rather than on the questioner to ask for a particular position?
For the most part I imagine a lot of questions would be unaffected- some questions might genuinely want an answer a particular perspective, but it might help avoid instances like-
Q- what does St Augustine say about X
followed by Comment- do you want answers from an RC perspective? (Is it really necessary to ask for a specific perspective on such a specific question?)
Q- what does the catholic church say about whether or not animals have human-level consciousness (A fictional example of questions which would be directed to another part of SE altogether if not for the "from X perspective" qualifier)