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Please clarify "It's not a Christian website either, it's a secular website about Christianity"

From a comment by Peter Turner on another question: "It's not a Christian website either, it's a secular website about Christianity" I have read a few Question/Answer/Comments about this ...
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Guidance to ask "an overview of the main Christian arguments about X" question which not necessarily align to a denomination / tradition

I think this overview question asking "What is an overview of the main arguments that angels do or do not already exist at Genesis 1:1" is fine although it is not explicitly asking an ...
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How to scope overview questions

This is about this question (and a bit about this one), which while I think are good questions to ask, they are not IMO a good fit for this site as they are too broad. SE sites are for finding real ...
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Why are these questions closed?

I've seen a couple of questions closed recently that surprised me. One was "When was the New Testament written and who by?" One was "What is the Holy Spirit?" Both appeared to be ...
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Are "what does everybody believe about X?" questions still off-topic? [duplicate]

It's been a while since I was last active on this Stack. At one time it was the rule that a general "what does everyone believe about X?" question was off-topic. Rather, people had to ...
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Are overview questions on-topic?

This question about an overview on matters 'after death' prompted comments regarding overview, or 'survey' questions. The 'on-topics' page states : However, there are questions that are not ...
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RFC: Replacing the Philosophical close reason

I'd like to replace the current Philosophical/Sociological close reason with one that gets more at the meat of why we're closing the question and offers some help for what to do to fix the question: ...
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Asking a truth question without specifying a denomination [duplicate]

Bad: Is Michael the Archangel also Jesus? There are at least two answers to this question. Which one is right? We don't know. We can't handle the Truth. Good: Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe ...
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What are the minimum number of perspectives needed to answer overview questions?

If someone answers an "Overview Question" how many perspectives do they need to include for their answer to not be considered "Not an answer"?
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Would this be considered an example of an overview question?

I was watching this question today to see how it would be treated. I was not confident, however, in attempting to answer it. I think it would be a fairly easy question to answer, at least from my ...
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What is meant by survey?

The tour says that we should not ask about "a survey of all Christian views on a particular subject". What exactly is meant by this line?
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How broad can a question be?

Say I'm having a religious conversation about a tangent of our beliefs with a member of religion X and I'm of religion Y (Both X and Y are Christian denominations). I get a good understanding of X's ...
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Attention needed to question "What views are there about the necessity of Christ's murder?"

The question What views are there about the necessity of Christ's murder? asked: I would now like an overview of what different denominations teach about the subject. (That is, what are the main ...
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Should Bye's question have been closed as a "Truth" question?

Looking at just the title of "Is the Rapture of 1st. Thessalonians and the 1st. ressurection of Revelation the same event?", I'd initially regard it as a Truth question, but if you read it ...
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Should we encourage the answerer to post their denominational viewpoint vs. closing truth questions?

Instead of closing a "truth" question, should we encourage the people who answer to add their denominational opinion? I could see this adding to a broader understanding of Christianity. Example 1: ...
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