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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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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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Why are obvious trolls tolerated?

This site will of course attract many questions outside its scope, so a lot of "please read the tour" comments are left to help folks understand the scope and limitations agreed upon to keep ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it the font or color scheme that makes this site hard to bear for me?

I am generally having a hard time reading many of the questions in this font / color scheme of the new site. Honestly, the new layout and colors make me not want to come back to this site at all. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are some good questions for me to ask on here? [duplicate]

I remember asking a question on here on this website, and was told that this wasn’t actually a forum and such, I would like to ask how can I ask a good question on here?
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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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May I wish all on Christianity SE a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year (2020)?

May I wish all on Christianity SE a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year? Do not care about the votes, so Merry Christmas and may all have a Blessed New Year 2020! I mean all and no one is exempt....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I make my Carstianity-joke question on-topic? (serious question)

I am asking about the original versions of these puns in here. For example, to what is He is the Alfa and the Romeo. supposed to refer? It refers to some verses in Revelation where God is referred ...
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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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How do we separate the Joseph tag?

I realize that I tagged a question about "Joseph" (in-Genesis) (the one in Genesis) with the same tag as Joseph, the husband-of-mary. How should we disambiguate the two? 2020 Edit, I (moderator Peter,...
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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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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 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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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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When should an answer be made community wiki?

I made this answer community wiki because I only posted an extremely partial answer. Since the content seemed to be useful and too long for comments, posting it as an answer seemed somewhat ...

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