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Are questions about Bible verses (not about Christ) acceptable here?

Are general questions about interpretations of Bible verses acceptable here? For example, I was thinking of asking this question (but I caught myself just in time): What are we to understand by the ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

From the floating header on meta: Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What would you say? The ...
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Dealing with trouble-makers

Given that this will surely become an issue when this site goes public, I figured it be better to answer this now. At what point can we regard a user as being no more than a trouble-maker (lots of ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for both sides of an argument?

In my question about Mormonism and Christianity, I specifically requested to receive questions that take into account both sides. I think this could be an effective way to avoid flamewars and vote ...
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How do we avoid a vote contest?

The site's been up for some hours, and already things seem to be escalating into a battle between different faith groups. This is apparent here on meta, and on this question on Mormonism and ...
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Please tag your questions with the denomination you're asking about

I'd like to request that everyone please tag your questions with the denomination you're asking about. We have people getting angry over or downvoting questions that are asked from the perspective of ...
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Valid questions from different sects

Recently, I posted a question that seems quite good and valid from a Jehovah Witness standpoint (Was Jesus a separate god?). It (almost) immediately got a -1 vote. The question was worded, I believe,...
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How to keep the active people from overriding the minority questions?

I have seen many times where a group of people will begin an project/activity and then the most vocal members of the group will override the opinions of others. This causes others to lose faith in ...
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How do we reconcile the guidance in the global FAQ with the site's purpose?

A question just asked reminded me of a problem I think we're going to run into a lot: Is murder allowed if God tells you to do it? On the face, this seems like a pretty good question for this site. ...
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Should the translation be required in answers quoting scripture?

Since there are vast differences in language used in the various translations, should we comment/suggest to people answering include the translation along with the scripture?
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Is this site just for Bible-based questions and answers?

I've noticed a large number of answers (and a fair number of questions) are quoting the Bible without context or any verifiable source for the interpretation of the passages being quoted: If the Ten ...
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Could someone who chooses to downvote please leave a comment as to why they have chosen to do so?

I've noticed a lot of questions getting downvoted with no comment or clarification on how they can be improved or a reason for the downvote. Its not required, but it would be nice if folks would leave ...
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How would you like to see scripture linked?

I'm guessing linking scripture will be pretty popular, so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on it. I just used biblegateway.com to quote like this 2 Timothy 3:15 and how from ...
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Editing questions/answers for capitalization, etc

What should the guide be for editing a question or answer in relation to capitalizing He (in reference to God), God, Bible, etc... where most Biblical texts captilize them? Since this is a place for ...
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What literature do we consider to be foundational?

This is an SE site that is fundamentally about Christianity. Can we safely assume that we all see the Bible as foundational truth? What other works should be considered foundational? Second half of ...
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What about groups that are not considered by some to be Christian, who consider themselves Christian?

I ask this question on Area51, but I have re-posted here since this site is now open... For example, here in the USA, there are many evangelicals that do not consider Mormons to be Christian, even ...
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How did I find out about this site before everyone else?

I thought I saw an email come across saying something about StackExchange and so I figured this site might be fully armed and operational. But alas, I am the only one who seems to know about it. ...
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Can we infer all questions are referring to Christiantiy?

I know right now I'm talking to myself, but I just asked a question which would probably be flagged as 'off topic' because I didn't ask a question 'about Christianity' I just asked a question that ...