I'm struggling to see the point of asking a "gotcha" question for the purpose of:
- Starting an altercation in the comments &
- Mocking an outgroup &
- Downvoting any honest attempt to answer the question
This user has:
- Asked 45 questions on this site
- At least 41 of them are argumentative attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses or Latter-day Saints
- 0 of these questions have accepted answers--despite many decent attempts--and most of them spawned attacks in the comments. As such, I hold significant doubt that these questions are being asked in good faith.
What, if anything, are we willing to do about it?
Update 5 days later
The purpose of the question
The misrepresentation of this question is disappointing. Some of the discussion below is patronizing. This is not helpful.
Those interested in investigating will notice most questions posing challenges to my faith result in no pushback from its adherents, but rather, produce studious & courteous responses. My concern is not about "people poking holes in doctrine". My concern is a lengthy pattern of bullying by a specific user who seeks to intimidate, insult, and malign in order to make a point. I echo what two of our moderators have expressed elsewhere:
If your goal in writing an answer or a question is to "make a point," then sadly, you've missed the point of this site!
The expectation on this site is that if you get an answer, you don't argue with it.
Example by contrast
See this question for an example of a question challenging my faith's teachings that is presented in a manner that is quite unlike the questions highlighted above. It is neither condescending nor hostile, the questioner is not trying to serially downvote, ridicule people in the comments, or pick a fight. Asking challenging questions is fine--it's likely to produce thoughtful responses. Harassment is not okay, and it severely undermines the academic credibility of the site.
Request for moderator input
This question was asked at the advice of a moderator. The only moderator commentary on this question (to date) is dismissive.
Given that 5 days after being asked this post is now the most active CSE Meta question opened in the last 5 months, I express my hope the moderator team will acknowledge that this matter is of interest/concern to the community, and will offer further support/guidance.