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Question asked 'according to the bible' was closed as duplicate but duplicate was 'Is there a Church Tradition'. Why?

According to the Bible, which of Jesus' Apostles were baptised in water? was closed as a 'duplicate'. The 'dupliate' was stated as : Is there a Church Tradition that the original Apostles were ever ...
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A request for help with splitting a complicated and heavily downvoted question into more manageable questions

I wrote a question which was downvoted probably for multiple reasons. I personally suffer from selective attention (hyperfocussing and the opposite thereof) and poor planning abilities due to ADHD, so ...
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Why is there a philosophy tag if philosophical questions are off-topic?

The OP for this question queried that it was closed due to the following reason : General philosophical or sociological questions are off-topic unless clearly asking for a doctrinal answer. See: On-...
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Censorship on Christianity Stack, what steps should I take?

I asked a question about the Catholic Church participation in genocide and it was closed with very weak reasoning. Does the Catholic church support its participation in genocide? Its not surprising ...
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Why was my prophets of mercy question migrated yet my guitar question is on-topic?

Are questions on jokes or about fictional events on topic? What's up with churches and guitars in this joke from The Big Bang Theory? https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/111915/what-were-...
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If an off-topic question is edited should it be reopened and the existing answers deleted, or should the OP be prompted to ask it as a new question?

One common situation on this site is that someone will ask an off-topic question and before it can be closed one or more answers are written. One example is What is an overview of Christian viewpoints ...
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Why are so many closed questions?

Only in the first page of the newest questions there are 8 of the first 15 questions closed, and the numbers are not that different in the next pages. Couldn't this create a disincentive to generate ...
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Are questions asking for verse searches salvageable or off-topic?

We get lots of questions recently that all have been closed, maybe we can salvage some. This one in particular asks for scriptures that "support either side". So I assume this could be answered by ...
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Do you mean "According to the Catholic Church" or "Amenable to Catholics"?

When asking a question like: Why do Matthew,Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension? Is it reasonable to equate "According to the Catholic Church" with "What do Catholics think" ...
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Question which received clear and non-contradicting answers being closed as "primarily opinion-based "?

I have recently asked this question which was closed a couple of days later. I find this strange for the following reasons: Similar posts being accepted and upvoted Agreement - all the answers are ...
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Does a question count as a personal question if a normal Christian would not ask such a question?

The question in question: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/59662/what-are-the-general-guidelines-on-amening My question was put on hold as off-topic. "Questions seeking pastoral ...
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Why was my question closed as a duplicate of one of my own closed questions?

For a while now, I've been trying to post a question on this site about whether Jesus resembled Joseph. I made three attempts, and they were all closed for different reasons, and so I posted a Meta ...
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How do I ask a question about Jesus' resemblance to Joseph?

I'd like to post a question on the subject of whether Jesus resembled Joseph or not. But no matter how I pose it gets closed. First I posed it this way: Have there been any Christian writings on ...
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Off Topic Questions

Should we direct people who post off topic questions to sites that would be glad to answer them? People who ask questions that are related to Christianity, but fall outside of our scope could be ...
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Last question was to "broad"

I was looking if any one knew if the church does anything at all to promote mental illness. If this is still "broad" do not worry about it. What does the Catholic Church do about mental illness? mod ...
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Objective criteria for mod Locking and Deletion

What objective criteria can we hold moderators to who want to lock or delete closed posts? So, quite a long time ago (by Internet standards) it was somewhat decided that old closing questions simply ...
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Reviving closed questions

I have seen it mentioned that since the C.SE has been active for so many years, there seem to be fewer new questions coming in. Given that, along with the high number of questions which have been ...
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Question "Martin Luther and the Bible" should not have been closed

@YOONJI's question Martin Luther and the Bible was marked my community vote as a duplicate of Why was Martin Luther attempting to change the canon. I don't believe this should be the case. Richard's ...
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Undelete this question

It has been the procedure of this SE to not delete questions but to leave them exist but on hold as to not have repetitive questions. Please consider undeleting this useful but on hold question: Was ...
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What should be done with the reopened theodicy question?

Our "standard" theodicy question, How to answer "Why do evil and suffering exist?", has been edited and reopened. Previously it did not request a denominational viewpoint, but now it does. This is ...
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How can I salvage my question?

Quite some time ago, I asked a question about inter-faith marriage. I recently received an edit notification, checked it, and saw that my question had been closed as primarily opinion-based. Caleb ...
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I think there's more to the "Catholic professors" question than may appear

This question, which has to do with the governance of Catholic universities, was closed as "opinion-based"; and yet there's an entire (if brief) chapter on the subject in the Code of Canon Law, as ...
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Please reopen this question immediately!

https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/33671/if-we-are-saved-by-grace-then-why-are-we-getting-judged The OP wanted to understand Christian theology. Please reopen this as soon as possible. ...
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Why was "What is the biblical definition of marriage" put on hold?

https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/34723/what-is-the-biblical-definition-of-marriage The reason given was that the question was unclear. How is this question unclear?
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Not sure if baptism question is a duplicate

This question about problems with baptism, or perhaps scriptural support for it was closed as a duplicate of this one about the meaning of "baptism with Spirit and water". Now I must say that (even ...
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Why was the vegetarian question closed?

Seeing as how Caleb is always willing to give his keyboard a good whipping to explain his closures, I was hoping he could explain his reasoning for closing this question: What does the Bible say ...
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In what way was my question about some Catholics and labels too broad and how could it be fixed?

A few days back I asked this question about labels in the Catholic church, after mod Caleb said that he would like to see such a question. I later self-answered. My question was eventually closed as "...
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Deleted answer. Do you think my logic is flawed?

Question contained: " The question is seeking an answer to who all these Catholics are - when the belief is in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, - and how does THE CATHOLIC CHURCH view ...
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Relooking at this question with 20-20 hindsight, I think that the VTC was incorrect - what say you all?

The question under consideration: Isn't Jesus's suffering over magnified by the Catholic Church? body as per: It seems too me that the suffering of Jesus is over magnified. I mean so many people ...
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I think my "list" question was not too broad and should be reopened

So I didn't know about the whole list thing when I asked What are all the different species of intelligent beings that God has created?... I've now read some meta posts on it and I understand why we ...
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Opening up the Why-does-God-break-the-10-commandments? question

Why doesn't God have to keep his own commandments such as “Do not murder”? This question is currently marked as a duplicate of another question even though they are about very different questions. I'...
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What's wrong with a linkbait title if the question is fully and accurately presented by that title?

So I sparked some heat with this question: How similar was the resurrected body of Jesus to his physical human body? Note: My question here in Meta is about the TITLE, not the question itself. I will ...
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How does one discuss a closed question?

How does one contest the closing of a question? How does one submit a request for an edited closed question to be reopened?
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Should the 'scripture against the Trinity' question be left closed?

The question "What is the Scriptural basis against the Trinity" was closed as a duplicate of "What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity". The poster appears to disagree ...
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Is the Names of God question really "too broad"?

What are the different names of God in the Bible and what do they mean? At first glance this looks like a huge question, but take a look at the accepted (and most upvoted) answer! It provides the ...
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Where is the post? Where is the discussion?

My post says "This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta." But I don't see any information on it anywhere in meta. What's going on here?
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Should we close old, off-topic questions?

I have been finding old questions with close votes in the review section. Apparently someone is looking through old questions and voting to close because they are not within site guidelines. Perhaps ...
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This question should be re-opened

Can people in Heaven communicate with each other? This meta post, which is good is quoted in the comments to help the user change the question. From the answer to that post: Tip 2: Change "Is x ...
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How did an objectively answerable question such as this one get closed?

A question such as this seems to be objectively verifiable via the Bible, so I see no reason for it to have been closed based on the claim that it's "not constructive". It is based solely on the ...
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Closing questions and welcoming new members to the community

I've noticed that oftentimes the questions that are closed are asked by members with few reputation points, many of whom have only recently created their accounts, and are posting their first C.SE ...
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Can we re-open the drink blood / eat flesh question?

This question, What did Jesus mean when He said we must “eat His flesh and drink His blood”? was closed by (moderator) Richard after he added this comment, "Please provide a doctrinal stance in order ...
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Why was this question about the Bible closed?

@Jonathon Byrd asked a perfectly legitimate question: Has the Bible ever lied? Jonathon has over 6k in reputation points, so clearly he isn't here for jokes or fooling around. He truly wanted to ...
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Should questions sparked from comments on the main site be meta questions?

From today's chat it's apparent that there are a few things going on which need to be fixed up. Mark Trapp pointed out these three questions What is a "non-theistic" Christian? Is it ...
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Closed - Can Atheists be moral?

This was asked (and now closed) earlier: Is it possible for an atheist to be moral? I really had to close this question down to keep the precepts of your own FAQ even remotely defensible. The ...
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What does a closed question mean?

I guess I thought if a question was closed, it couldn't continue to be answered (at the very least), but that doesn't seem to be the case. So what does closing a question actually accomplish? Ref: ...
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Why was a question on homosexuality closed?

This question: Why is homosexuality a sin in the Bible? was closed as "not constructive". I'm curious why that was. For reference, here are some similar questions: Does God create some people ...
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