My recently asked question What is an overview of how Christians make sense of the testimonial evidence for alien abductions, alien close encounters & UFO sightings? seeking an overview of Christian viewpoints on the alien abduction & UFO phenomenon just got closed as off-topic. However, I have previously asked three on-topic questions following a more or less similar pattern:
- Why do non-LDS Christians accept the testimonies of the apostles but reject the testimonies of the 3 & 8 witnesses to the golden plates?, which seeks non-LDS views on the LDS witnesses to the golden plates.
- Why do Cessationists consider recent testimonial evidence for the gifts of the Spirit less reliable than 2000-year-old evidence for the resurrection?, which seeks Cessationist views on the testimonial evidence for Continuanionism.
- How do Christians make sense of exorcisms in other religions?, which seeks the Christian perspective on the (anecdotal) evidence of exorcisms in other religions.
The recently closed question and the three on-topic questions above have in common that they all seek the perspective of some subset of Christians on the reported experiences of another group. So why is it that the closed question is off-topic but the other three are on-topic? More generally, what conditions should be met by questions seeking the perspective of a certain subset of Christians on the experiences of another group (Christian or otherwise) in order to be regarded as on-topic?
Edit: following @curiosdannii's advice, I asked a (hopefully on-topic) improved version of the question: What is an overview of Christian views on alien appearances and abductions?