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Should question on Jewish beliefs be closed?

Should this question about Jewish beliefs be closed for the reasons given in this meta post explaining a moderator's reason for closing a question about atheism and this other meta post that explains ...
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Is this the most magnanimous bunch of Protestants/Atheists on the internet?

So far two of the most beloved anti-papist sentiments have not been broached, and I'd like to thank ya'll from the bottom of my heart. https://christianity.stackexchange.com/search?q=galileo https://...
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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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How should we use the law tag?

I think law needs some attention. The current tag wiki reads: Rules and regulations established in the Old Testament by God through Moses However, the questions using this tag include: Should ...
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How to un-sign a post without loosing valuable content?

I ran across an interesting signature line on this answer: God bless you, a Catholic Priest. In general SE sites are pretty strict about not including signature lines in posts. However, the fact ...
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Answer deleted with, imho, poor arguments

I answered the question, whether dinosaurs are mentioned in the bible, with No. Here is the question, my answer was deleted. After my answer, the question was extended, that not just the word '...
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What is the [church-local] tag for?

I'm looking at the church-local and I'm confused at its use. I can see that it's made as a comparison to church-universal, but that doesn't answer the question of its use. When I look at the ...
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Appropriate pronoun for God and the Holy Spirit?

It seems like we've hit this topic before, but I can't seem to find the question. So, I'll repost. If someone else can find it, please let me know and we'll close this as a duplicate I was always ...
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What translations do we accept?

I was half-considering answering a question by creating my own translation of the Bible. I decided against it (for the time being), but it brought up an interesting question in my mind: What ...
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Who is this site for?

In my answer to the Proposed FAQ question, I mentioned the first line of the FAQ should clearly state who the site is for. Examples on other sites: Stack Overflow: Stack Overflow is for professional ...
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When is a quote a quote?

Check out the quote on this question: What is the Biblical basis for an Old Earth? and the comments. What should we do when trying to not paraphrase the bible, but actually doing your own ...
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Proposed FAQ changes

FAQ suggestions will be implemented soon, but we (the mods) wanted to get the input of the community first. Each proposed edit will be posted as a separate answer. Upvote if you like it, downvote if ...
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Extremely disrespectful questions

There have been two questions in recent days asked in an argumentative tone and being highly disrespectful to other Christians. Both by the same person, and both on the same topic. This question ...
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Stop the presses, we forgot to flag

Editing is a beautiful thing. It is, however, a square peg and some holes are round. Editing is good when you can fix grammar or spelling mistakes, format for easier readability, fix a broken link, ...
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Comment Deletion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be alright if the mods cleaned up comment clutter? Is it just my imagination, or are comments deleted on this site far more zealously than they are on others in the ...
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What should we put into the FAQ?

We (the moderators) plan on adding the decisions and such of particular meta questions into the FAQ. However, we wanted some community input, so we are asking this: What do you want to see ...
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Catholicism closed, anybody mind if I just ask those questions here?

Looks like my favorite church isn't getting a stack exchange site. There were lots of good questions on that proposal there, anyone want to help me ask them here? Also, should questions like ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Should answers from the Qur'an be allowed?

Clearly and unmistakably, this site is about and for Christianity. However, recently, I saw an answer that was quoting (and solely related to) the Qur'an. Per this meta post, we seem to have a ...
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Should we allow or avoid non-standard pronouns?

This question brings up an important question: Do we want to allow or avoid the use of non-standard English such as the words zie and zir as non gender specific pronouns on this site?
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Why are there different tags for communion and eucharist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag synonym suggestions Why are there different tags for communion and eucharist? I guess I don't know whether they are different. I always thought they were just different ...
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Who is an expert, and where are they?

This is kind of tied to the general discussion of the expert level, or otherwise of questions, including this one. My subjective observation of the question level, like others, has been that is is ...
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Call Old Testament the books of the Catholic Bible “Deuterocanonical books” instead of “Apocrypha”

If you support this, we can add it to the "What to Call" list, if not boo hoo for me. I'd prefer it if we called: Tobit Judith Additions to Esther Wisdom Sirach Baruch Additions to Jeremiah ...
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What are acceptable ways to scope a question on Christianity.SE?

The site seems to be wildly vacillating on how to scope a question. So far we've heard all of the following. "Don't name one particular person!" "Oh and we can't generalize to all Christians, ...
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Are questions from atheists welcome here?

There are quite some posts here on meta about questions asked in "bad faith". I get the distinct impression that questions asked from an atheist perspective are not really welcome here. The posts ...
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The question with the name in it

This question is not only closed, but locked, so we can't even comment on it. The only reasons this question was closed was that it named a specific person. That does detract from the question, but ...
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Should we allow “I'm making a point” questions?

I have an observation about Christianity.SE so far, which is that a lot of the questions are really, really not good. My perception is that many of the questions are not being asked because they are ...
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closed as not constructive - what are the rules?

I asked a question about a popular politician in the US, performing public and collective prayers for a booming stock market, which was closed as not constructive. Of course, the question is ...
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What are the limits on history/historical questions?

It seems pretty clear that we, as a community, want to allow questions both about history (meta) and about historical Christianity (meta). However, should there be limits placed on what we allow? ...
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Should questions avoid specifically naming people?

For example: Is praying for the wealth of the Stocks Exchange blasphemy? Specifically names 'an American politician Perry'. This seems to detract from the question being asked.
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Suggest banning Church tag

Suggest banning church as a tag, since the word "church" is used for two separate purposes in the New Testament. So, instead of "church", how about: global-church see Matthew 16:18: And I tell you ...
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Are questions on what Christians have done in history on-topic?

I don't think we've really decided what should be done to questions like What were the beliefs, teachings, and practices of the church regarding slavery in the New World? We did have Should history ...
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Do we need the God tag?

I don't think the tag "god" is adding anything to this site. It could be removed from most of the questions I've looked at without losing any info. We have instead more specific tags like "nature-of-...
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Closing questions -Define “subjective” questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are book recomendations considered poll/list questions? [This question]]1 was closed as 'subjective' and 'asking for a list'. But I fail to understand why. For example, I ...
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Why was 'Church fathers' question closed?

There was a discussion about how we didn't have enough expert level questions, so I decided to pose some ones that would make people think, and attract some experts in theology and possibly church ...
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How do we handle “Basic” issues/misunderstandings?

We have an ongling problem, where some site visitors demonstrate a basic lack of understanding of basic Christianity. The example that inspired this question would be: show where god claims to be ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

It may be too early to be thinking about this, or perhaps there's not much interest in it, but the look and feel of the site is almost (but not quite) as important, albeit subconsciously, as the ...
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What good is logic for a topic centered around faith?

I've been reading the questions here. Most of them are very rationally phrased with logic, like the way engineers think. The answers are also very rational, following causation and deduction. However, ...
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Should we have a tag for “good” or extend the “evil” tag to “good-and-evil”? (or have all three?)

On one or more of my recent questions I would've use a tag like "good" but it doesn't exist. There is a tag evil however. Now that I have enough rep to create good I wonder if that's the best move or ...
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On what point have not barrels of ink been poured out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we reconcile the guidance in the global FAQ with the site’s purpose? Insofar as it is to pertain to Christianity, I think the standard wording of the SE FAQ is ...
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Are Questions About Christian Beliefs Off Topic?

Why is Why do some Christians believe it is moral to be a homosexual? a valid, highly rated question, while What drives Christians to condemn homosexuality / gay marriage? gets mod-closed? Are ...
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Can we stop calling each other by religious view?

I don't think it's appropriate to refer to each other as Atheist, Christian, Secular Humanist, Creationist, etc. The site is about Christianity, and question about this religion are acceptable (and ...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate?

My question How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god? was closed as a duplicate of Are natural disasters the result of evil being allowed into our world?. I don't ...
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Are we voting enough?

I've participated in the sci-fi beta and my impression is that there were more votes (up & down) per question (and possibly per user) than here. (If that is the case, perhaps there are more ...
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Where did I go wrong?

The Issue Yesterday I asked what I thought was a simple, on-topic question, "Why do some Christians object to rock music?" (the original text of of the question is behind the edits). I hadn't really ...
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Should we drop the use of “christian” as a qualifier in tags?

Can I rename "christian-dash-something" tags to drop the qualifier? For example we have christian-parenting, but it seems to me on this site that the Christian part is a given and that just parenting ...
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Old Testament Rules

Lots of questions are starting to come in about "why isn't this OT rule still followed?". I believe we need a definitive question and answer on this subject, possibly in the FAQs.
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Can we roll back to my changes on the Uncertainty Principle question?

RE: How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle? I know Caleb's answer is good, but it still is based on the assumption that Christians care about the ...
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Should we have an accept rate here?

Over on Programmers, accept rate doesn't show up on your card when you ask a question. I wonder if we shouldn't adopt the same model here, since a lot of questions are going to bring very different ...
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When is it appropriate to flag a answer?

The options for flagging a post for moderator attention are: Low Quality Not An Answer And other: These options are rather vague (and I assume they are vague for a reason, to allow a very wide ...