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How to handle question edits

Recently this question was asked what precedent is there in the bible for a 'further revelation'. It was tagged with lds and several of the references in the question were pertaining to the LDS faith (...
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Heavy-handed, biased moderating, or something else?

Some serious issue here as a newbie Q was edited to become the opposite of intended query. What was a 'tradition - bible query' is now a soapbox for Nicene theology. The newbie might well have asked ...
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Be Nice - A Simple Reminder

At times there are a series of incidents where people have started being quite confrontational and generally unpleasant to other users. I don't want to call anyone out or mention any specifics but can ...
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RFC: Spirit Realm Investigation Results [closed]

I'm not sure about you, but I'd like to know if Spirit Realm Investigator is going to issue a report something in Q3. Spirit Realm Investigator seems to me like a modern day Vladimir I and I, for one ...
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Harassment of Latter-day Saints on this site

Jesus taught: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: On Christianity Stack Exchange, however... In the ...
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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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Community Ads for 2021 - vote now!

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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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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Do we ask about the views of xyz religion so we can understand them or so we can criticize them?

My initial reaction to questions asking about the belief of a particular religion is that the question is seeking to understand the beliefs of that religion, possibly to include an analysis of what ...
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What should happen to questions that no longer match the answers and comments?

I was wondering what the comments and the answer had to do with this question, (What is the biblical support for being 'born again' in this age or life?) as they seemed to be totally irrelevant. It ...
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The font used in this site is not good for on screen reading

It is hard to read on screen with the current serif font. Please kindly consider to change to sans serif fonts such as Arial, Droid Sans, Georgia, etc. Serif fonts are only good for printing.
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Redo 'Unitarianism' tag description?

The first part of the current description for the 'unitarianism' tag is "a liberal Christian theological movement" Biblical Unitarians consider themselves unitarians. Is there another, more ...
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Are questions about why did God do X instead of Y on topic?

E.g. Why did God part the Red Sea instead of teleport the Israelites across? Rather surprisingly to me, this isn't in the "what topics can I ask about here" page, but it's also not listed as ...
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What is going on with this highly voted, now deleted answer?

So I have a well recieved (+106/-0) answer on Why do some Christians believe it is moral to be a homosexual? that is undergoing some confusing activity. 2 days ago it got a "citation required&...
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Is high-level, abstract information about individual moderator actions on C SE confidential?

Is high-level, abstract information about individual moderator actions on C SE confidential? For example, a given moderator has taken moderator actions x times in the last week.
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How would someone ask a question about the evidence for 1st century Church history while allowing New Testament documents to be cited?

How would someone ask a question about the evidence for 1st century Church history on C SE while allowing New Testament documents to be cited, since New Testament documents are the bulk of evidence we ...
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Are all the mods trinitarians?

There seems to be persistent pro-trinitarian bias on Christianity SE. Are there any non-trinitarian mods on C SE?
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How Would C.S. Lewis Answer?

So, I don't see questions like this Why did Jesus need to die for our sins? or this Given God is genderless, why Jesus (God the Son) assumed a male form? or this Did God the Son become flesh? getting ...
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Is an answer that some consider 'derogatory' towards a denomination grounds for deletion?

I recently answered a question, which was flagged and deleted by a mod. Part of the reason given was it was 'derogatory' towards Catholicism, presumably because I said the phraseology Catholics use '...
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Is it permissible to ask IS there a biblical basis, rather than being confined to asking WHAT IS the biblical basis, on a theological question

I ask because a Moderator changed my question from "IS there a biblical basis" to "WHAT is the biblical basis" and then proceeded to have my question closed and two very good ...
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Can we work on overview questions together? Expressions of interest open now

The idea of Overview Questions on site idea sounds really good: get an overview of all the major Christian denominations on one particular question, in one place, each view explaining its perspective ...
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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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Inappropriate deletion of answer

When Christians say "the Lord" in everyday speech, do they mean Jesus or the Father? This topic was answered according to the scriptures - this is Christianity after all. The excuse given to ...
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There are too many “trinity” tags (and not enough too)?

Currently, there are these "trinity" related tags: trinity (371) persons-of-the-trinity (83) trinitarian (0) trinitarianism (0) and non-trinitarian (29) It's not at all obvious why the ...
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Are philosophical questions bordering on Christian theology on topic?

This question currently has 2 vote-to-close with the reason "General philosophical or sociological questions are off-topic unless clearly asking for a doctrinal answer." although this ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Should “Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper?” really have been closed as a duplicate?

Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper? The above question has been closed as a duplicate of the following questions: What are the Church Laws governing ingredients and shapes of altar bread in ...
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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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Using tables for fun and rep!

Now that we've got tables, I think we can start getting some more side-by-side Latin/Greek/English/Tagalog/Klingon textual comparisons going here. I'd love to see something like what NewAdvent does ...
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Are overview ethics questions ok?

This is based on this question which while I believe is a good question, I don't believe is a good fit for this site, but maybe I don't understand the rules as well as I believe since a mod commented ...
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Is there any way to make a denomination-agnostic question on-topic without the old trick of turning it into an overview question?

I recently asked this question. If you check the edit history, my question was originally intended to be denomination-agnostic, i.e., open to answers from any Christian denomination. However, that's ...
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What is this SE's attitude towards Christianity?

Is this an SE about Christianity, or is this a Christian SE? That is, is this a SE for asking what positions are held within Christianity, or is it an SE in which the truth of Christianity is assumed, ...
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Not a Duplicate - Kindly Reopen

According to Catholic Teaching: Why is God allowing COVID-19? This question was marked as a duplicate, but it is not a duplicate. I am not asking if COVID-19 can generate any good or if there is a ...
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Advent Bounties 2020

Not sure if Advent seems early or late to you (or you're in a liturgical tradition that doesn't celebrate Advent (or you have no liturgical tradition)) but Advent's the season of the year leading up ...
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The Eastern Catholicism tag

I've recently created some questions on Catholicism, and while I refer to Roman Catholicism, I don't want to necessarily exclude Eastern Catholicism or anything in full communion with Roman atholicism ...
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Given that Martin Luther King Jr is so revered in the US, why is there no tag for him on Christianity.SE?

My impression is that Christianity.SE, having hung around SE for some time, has an active readership of mostly Christians from the US. Given how I've heard how Martin Luther King Jr is revered in the ...
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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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Are Scholarly Answers About Christianity On-Topic?

I am trying to ascertain whether, or to what extent, scholarly (1) answers about Christianity and its various denominations (as opposed to faith-based answers written from a believer's perspective) ...
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Why have some of my questions been deleted from my activity/inbox, while others remain?

Why have some of my questions been deleted from my activity/inbox? I have some closed questions still there.
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Improving my question about who is or will be in heaven

I recently asked the following question: According to Baptists: Which persons are known to be (eventually) in heaven? The original version of the question was not this specific about a Christian group ...
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Why is this worded with such poor grammar? [closed]

Looking at a user profile one often finds this: Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. This is terrible grammar. Them is only used in what might be considered a ...
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Why was my answer about Jesus and the early church just deleted?

So, I posted an answer for this question, and it was just deleted: What were Church Father's views on Jews and Judaism? In response to a question about what the theologians of the Early Church ...
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Proper way of adding to overview answers

What should I do in list/overview question like this one: What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on the eternal destiny of individuals who die never hearing the Gospel? when I think a smaller ...
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Ways to improve a question

I asked a very negatively received question, I was hoping to find answers to a hypothetical case of excommunication of a Pope. I wanted an answer in a general sense. Can a Pope be excommunicated? And ...
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Why is this stack exchange never about christian issues?

I am very concerned about this "forum" and I believe it to be a lie. This is a open rebuke. None of the topics I have seen are ever discussed by Christians (I have been a Christian for about ...
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When should a community wiki posts be removed?

When should a community wiki posts be removed? There seems to be an individual that is making a certain number of community wiki posts (answers). However, I am not sure these posts merit that status. ...
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Recommendations? Really?

I flagged this question: Recommendation of a book about this specific topics? Because it's explicitly asking for recommendations, which are opinion based. A moderator declined my flag, and only Heaven ...
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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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Tag for method in theology

I'm proposing a new tag method-in-theology to have this definition: The study of how a theology is constructed by combining exegesis, biblical theology, historical theology, systematic theology, and ...
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Ecumenical Councils Tag Definition

Not wanting to get into the contentions C v P argument that I had no idea existed until today, but for our Ecumenical Council tag, https://christianity.stackexchange.com/tags/ecumenical-council/info ...

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