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Are members explicitly questioning Christianity accepted?

Is it generally accepted when a member who does not believe in a deity aims to critically question aspects of Christianity? That could be seen as an attack against Christianity. But it is not an ...
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Bounty statements that alter the original question?

What should be done or is there a protocol to be inaugurated if someone offers a bounty on another’s question and the body seems to alter the question too much. For example, this question has a ...
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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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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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Rename the biblical-basis tag to scriptural-basis

The biblical-basis tag should be renamed to scriptural-basis just to make it explicit that it is the appropriate tag to use to ask for the basis of LDS beliefs. We should treat them as synonyms ...
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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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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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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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Can we rename the “virgin-mary” tag to the more neutral “mary-mother-of-jesus”?

The virgin-mary tag is used for a lot of questions for which the perpetual virginity of Mary is not relevant. As most protestants reject the perpetual virginity of Mary this is problematic - it would ...
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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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Why does God…?

We continue to receive "Why does God...?" types of questions: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/q/32535/20 Why does God punish us when He gives us free-will? Why does God command us to have ...
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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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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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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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Brothers, we are not Christians‼

Disclaimer: I still stand behind the concepts that inspired this post, am glad I wrote it, and that this site made it as far as it did. Unfortunately some of the circumstances have changed since I ...
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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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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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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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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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Types of questions that are within community guidelines

I find that there are at least six types of questions that the community on Christianity.StackExchange has decided are on-topic and within site guidelines. These question types, if the few rules that ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to improve the “Apologetics” tag wiki

This recent question gives us an opportunity to improve and clarify the apologetics tag wiki. For convenience, here is the current tag description: Defenses of religious positions using reason. ...
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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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What can be done about the racist nature of this site?

A suggestion has been made that whites keep silent in the public theological space (in direct contact and also social media, discussion forums etc). The reason given is that not only is 'black ...
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Questions about Hymns and doctrinal lessons we can learn from them

I've never seen questions like this here, and I'm wondering if this is something that the community would feel is on-topic, so long as it remains constructive and objectively answerable. If not, no ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...