Biblical Hermeneutics is going to hit private beta soon.
How does this affect us? Do we migrate questions that would be on-topic there but already were asked and answered here? If so, when?
I really don't see the purpose in having it as a separate site. Or, to put it a different way, are there any questions that would be on-topic in Biblical Hermeneutics that would not also be on-topic here? But if we can't convince the SE people of that, IMO the best thing to do would be to ignore it and hope it goes away. We really don't need two Bible discussion sites drawing questions away from each other; it will just weaken both sites. We've already got a well-established site here, and it's doing remarkably well by all accounts. Let's just keep asking and answering out Bible-interpretation questions on here, and let the BH site fend for itself.
After discussing with other moderators and SE employees, this is how StackExchange works in this situation:
While the destination site is still in beta, nothing will be migrated to that site unless it is truly off-topic for Christianity.SE but on-topic for ChristianHermeneutics.SE. Since that's clearly will never be the case, we can rest assured that we don't have to worry about our questions migrating away, but we may begin seeing questions migrating to us.
In essence, the rule is "Don't migrate to a site in beta unless it's specifically off-topic for the main site". So, once (if) ChristianHermeneutics goes live, we may begin migrating new questions there.
So, for now, it does not impact us. Once they go live, it will.
Seeming as personally I despise bible scholars and I love Christians, I for one welcome the false dichotomy our SE overlords have allowed us to impose on ourselves.
in any event this:
Being the one who proposed the Hermeneutics site, I can't immediately think of any reason not to merge it with Christianity. Just as long as people understand that Hermeneutical questions deal with objective reading and not traditions or extra-canonical teachings.
is why Biblical Hermeneutics is a bad idea, the same reason Sola Scriptura is a bad idea. But that's just me being Catholic. I'm glad it's a separate site and I can utilize the might of Apostolic Tradition here to provide more well rounded answers instead of just Good Bookin' it.
Biblical Hermeneutics seems to be based on the presupposition that Protestants are superior Bible readers. I'd say Protestants in practice read the Bible at a superior rate, but we all have the same capacity for digesting it and learning from it.
So I'll be avoiding that site for the same reason I avoid reading the bus schedule if I'm not going anywhere.