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Why does this site depress me so much?

As an agnostic, though well-disposed to Christianity, I recently visited this site to ask one very specific question. I stayed around, hoping to learn more. What I have learnt on this site is that (...
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Tag for the time of human history directly prior to Jesus' ministry

I was thinking this question What part did the Psalms play in Jewish worship? could use a better tag than john-the-baptist since it's not really about him, but just the times he lived in. It's not ...
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How to ask questions from a Biblical Theology “Type 1” and “Type 2” perspectives?

As I noted in my exploration of Biblical Theology, there are 5 types of Biblical Theology. My question is: how do I ask questions from Type 1 and Type 2 perspectives? From reading Caleb's answer and ...
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People read past the title?

I just asked a question with a rhetorical question in the title. If people had read the body of the question they would have noticed the obvious answer to the question in the title. But they have not ...
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Is this question scoped too broadly?

@NigelJ and I got into a comment discussion on this question. I probably shouldn't have started the discussion, but I wanted to respond to an apparent frame challenge by challenging it. The ...
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Is Christianity.SE suitable for seeking annotated bibliographical list for further research?

I posted a question which understandably attracted "hold" vote for either too broad, attracted "listy" answer, or too TL;DR. I'm new to posting questions to this site, and I'm asking long time ...
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Dear Stack Exchange - a letter

Cross posted from Meta Stack Exchange Dear Stack Exchange, Inc., We know you know about this already, so we'll keep this brief. The past two weeks have been rough. Lots of moderators have lost ...
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We Are NOT Resigning … Yet

We, El’endia Starman, Peter Turner, and Mason Wheeler, are not resigning at this time. However, we object strongly to the way that StackExchange staff handled their disagreement with Monica Cellio. ...
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Brothers, I must go…

In the beginning 8 years, 1 month, and 6 days ago –at something between 2 and 3am– in the first few hours of this site being launched I signed up from a mobile phone browser¹ and was assigned account ...
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Resigning as moderator

With sadness I wish to make you aware that I am stepping down as moderator from this site. There are a number of reasons for this, but the primary immediate causes are Stack Exchange's disgraceful ...
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Can and should this question be salvaged?

What if someone else sins for you is put on hold (rightly so) for being a truth question of the form "Is X a sin?". I think this question is interesting and could be salvaged if it is reformulated as ...
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Who is we ? The we that appears in “we do no not run the site”

Who is we ? In other words who wrote "we do no not run the site"? Curious question ? Curious questioner for sure ! Names, the names of people are so important in general. It all started with Avram/...
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Why does there appear to be a distinct lack of good questions on Christianity Stack recently

Is it just my imagination or are the number of decent questions on Christianity Stack falling off? All week I've been searching for something I can answer and most of the interesting ones were put on ...
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What about non denominational questions?

Having been a casual user of this site for some time, I have noticed some patterns. Purely off of my own experience I will say that the preferred form of question seems to be scoping to a particular ...
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Can a question be BOTH off and on topic?

In this question: What are the requirements to be a prophet? Peter Turner asks "A current day prophet or a old testament prophet?" and I said both. Then which his reply was to close the question. I am ...
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How can you put up the blinders and forget 1000+ years of animus with Custom Filters?

In the interest of making this a less fun easier to moderate site, I'd encourage every one to come up with some custom filters to help narrow down things you're actually interested in any avoid things ...
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Is Rastafari on topic?

A quick look at the Rastafari religion on Wikipedia may lead you to believe they consider themselves a kind of Christian. Rastafari, also known as Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion that ...
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Are scripture only answers to Catholic Scripture questions not answers?

If there's a question about Scripture, asking for a Catholic answer, do answers which only cite scripture qualify as not-an-answer? Case in point: Why did Jesus only appear in short apparitions to ...
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Tag 'augustine' for Augustine orders?

The tag 'augustine' has in it's tag wiki: "Questions on works and thought St. Augustine of Hippo, an early Christian author, philosopher and theologian, and their reflections in doctrine of various ...
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A great idea from another stack exchange site

This stack exchange community has great idea Read a passage of the Bible, reflect on it, consult a commentary if necessary, and find a discussion on this site that relates to it. I'm not a member ...
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Are questions identifying a belief and asking if any denomination or theologian believes it considered on topic?

There is a question currently On Hold asking about how Jesus was able to see Nathanael underneath the fig tree before Philip called him. It seems that the author has a particular interest in ...
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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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Should duplicates be made from low quality questions?

I am trying to improve on my question and am having trouble. The linked duplicate I believe is not helping. My question was mark as a duplicate to a poor received question also does not answer may ...
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Preventive check on the suitability of a possible answer

Regarding this recent question: Comparison of Age of Earth according to Biblical theories I would very much like to give the following answer which is reason-based, not faith-based. However, I ...
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Who are the Moderators on Christianity Stack and are they Christians?

I came across an old Christianity Stack question where an answer had been removed by the Moderators. That made me wonder who the Moderators are. My question is, who are the Moderators on Christianity ...
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How to appeal a down vote based on false allegation?

Did St. Thomas of Aquinas deny the Holy Spirit proceeds immediately from the Father alone? In my recent post, I was downvoted by a user who accused me for confusing Gennadius II Scholarius who lived ...
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Is unqualified bibilical inerrancy, which implies YEC, the only acceptable line in CSE?

I have recently been addressed a comment [1], while dealing with the issues of whether Abraham left Haran before or after his father Terah's death and of the inerrancy of deacon Stephen's statement on ...
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Must answers comply with the tags associated to the question? and other questions

Questions Must answers comply with the tags associated to the question? What should I do if the answer is vaguely related to the question, or answers the question, but in a different context then the ...
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I have 2 questions. The 1st is: Is this the right place for discussing the deletion of an answer?

The 2nd is not strictly a question, but a defense of a recently deleted answer of mine. I will write it next assuming the answer to the 1st question is "yes". If it is "no", please tell me where to ...
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Can we ban and delete all the help-me-find-a-cassette-tape questions?

Christian story/song from the 1980s Looking for song or name of children’s Christian cassette tape! Looking for a cassette tape. Help please if possible Little drummer boy cassette I'm looking for ...
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What constitutes a Pentecostal answer?

Could someone help me, as a moderator, to understand what an ideal Pentecostal answer looks like? I'm a Catholic and I have very little practical understanding of the teachings that make up the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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What are the rules (if any) concerning answering questions which are wider than the actual title of the question?

I had an answer of mine deleted from this question on the Christianity channel. However in the body of the question the asker said he was looking for Calvinist/Evangelical answers. I commented in my ...
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Young aged belivers and new believers

My concern is with younger belivers that want answers to simple question but require long logistic answers that are too involved for their understanding. We have a young man right now (12 or 13) that ...
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What exactly is “off topic” on this site?

In another Stack site, I recently had an answer deleted. It was accompanied by an explanatory comment, and I understood and agreed with the deletion. But here, I see questions being flagged for "off ...
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Be encouraged to give. Participate in SE's charity drive

SE is running a sort of charity drive. In the spirit of Christian giving, I want to encourage this community to participate. Announcing Our Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way!
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Is there a good reason infant baptism shouldn't have its own tag?

Questions on infant baptism currently need to be tagged with two tags: infants and baptism. This goes against the general principle that distinct topics should have their own tags, and not be inferred ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is it politically correct to ban a user from Jesus.SE?

I'm having issue with this more than other SE sites I visit because I feel there should be no limit on Questions about Jesus as long as they are new. Should users who ask to many low quality ...
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Removing “P.S” content from answers or the entire answer

If a person answers a question in a more or less legit manner and then goes on to write a blog post three times longer than the original answer. Should we consider that "Not An Answer" entirely until ...
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Should there be a tag for the Baha'i Faith in Christianity Stack Exchange?

I wanted to ask a question on the view of the Baha'i Faith regarding the Christian doctrine of original sin. However, there is no tag for the Baha'i Faith. Is that because the Baha'i Faith is not ...
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What is “50 Reputation?” Explain please [duplicate]

I wanted to make a comment about tithing. Didn't understand how to. Please explain "50 Reputation." Anyway, here's my comment: "The modern practice of church tithing is not supported by the teachings ...
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Putting the Christ back in [tag:lds], or should we rename [tag:lds]?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints recently released a revised style guide, in which is discourages the use of the abbreviation "lds". Perhaps we should rename the tag lds to accommodate ...
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Allow users to ask many questions in one question text

I’m wishing this change because I have many questions about Christianity. I want to understand the concept of trinity, because myself I can’t explain. I have questions about Christianity. Can you ...
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How to add a comment to your blog [duplicate]

I've found several sources relating to the question on this page : Where can I find official documents of Buenos Aires' Eucharistic Miracle? How can I add a comment (does not work) ?
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What kinds of questions should have the [canon-law] tag?

Recently I noticed, while reviewing suggested edits, that there is a bit of disagreement on how to use the tag canon-law. It currently has a number of different types of questions in it. Some are ...
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When to mention in a post about a substantial edit?

I have recently made substantial updates to both an answer and a question. This involved adding notable qualifications to an answer, and added notable clarification and concerns in the question. It ...
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Should this question about what happens if the Pope is physically or mentally incapacitated have been closed as a duplicate?

I recently asked the question What happens if a Pope is unable to continue his duties due to physical or mental illness?. To my surprise, it was closed as a duplicate of Could the Pope be removed from ...
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Christianity's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Why the downvoters never posted their reason to justify their votes?

I'm a recipient of too many downvotes, but sadly I cannot see the downvoters explaning the merit of their vote. Also, I'm suspecting any questions or answers relating to Pope Francis is automatically ...