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Would the following question be considered on topic here?

Would the following question be considered on topic here: Are there any known references of other historically known hidden (secret or otherwise not freely disclosed) passages or rooms within the ...
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Should questions and answers on Christianity SE strive to provide the highest and well researched acedemic level as possible?

Should questions and answers on Christianity SE strive to provide the highest and well researched acedemic level as possible? This question is in response to an established user who had made the ...
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What categories of questions do we not have many questions in?

I just heard the term "moral causality" and thought, I wonder if someone's asked about that on Christianity Stackexchange, and that brought 0 results. There are certainly depths of ...
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How can we pose a question on an alleged Bible contradiction without getting opinion based questions?

I want to ask a few questions on alleged "Biblical Contradictions" and get answers to some of the ones that stump me to see if I can word my responses better. My fear is that my question ...
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How do we ask spirituality questions?

Background After decades of teaching and observing Christian practice in multiple cultures and denominations, theology professor Roger Olson reflected on his experience on his blog and asked: What Is ...
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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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Do you mean "According to the Catholic Church" or "Amenable to Catholics"?

When asking a question like: Why do Matthew,Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension? Is it reasonable to equate "According to the Catholic Church" with "What do Catholics think" ...
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One question open and one closed. Why?

The two following questions are quite similar, yet one is closed and the other remained open. What is the reasoning behind this? Is there something that I do not see? How to reply to “You're going to ...
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Deal with assumptions being made by accepted answers

I came across two approved answers, with a considerable number of upvotes/exposure, that seem to be assuming points as true, without them being properly discussed by the community, in light of the ...
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When to mention in a post about a substantial edit?

I have recently made substantial updates to both an answer and a question. This involved adding notable qualifications to an answer, and added notable clarification and concerns in the question. It ...
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If I vote up an answer should I also vote up the question?

Often I see questions with very few up votes have answers that get quite a bit of up voting. I have myself have read a question,found it interesting and then read a very good answer. Later when re ...
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Zero questions on the site: Is it just me?

On more than one occasion visiting the main site, I've been told there are no questions. This is what it looks like, complete with the obligatory freehand circles: I don't know how that page is ...
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Why don't Christianity.SE questions ever show up in the "Hot network Questions" sidebar? [duplicate]

Not once have I seen a question from a religious SE site show up in the "Hot questions" side bar, and I've been keeping an eye out for over a year now. Is it because the stack exchange network doesn'...
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Is it appropriate to ask a question I have already found an answer for just to get it on the site?

Some questions are easy to find answers with a Google search. However, they may not have an answer, or they might even have been asked here on the site. Is it desirable to ask the question here to ...
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Can you open this question now?

https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/48727/do-any-denominations-officially-endorse-the-antichrist-as-a-warning-to-christian I have already removed pastors and clergymen from my question, ...
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Intelligent Design should be off-topic unless it is specifically related to Christianity in the question

Intelligent Design is a philosophy that comments on the origins of species. It is often pitted against a naturalistic Theory of Evolution, and is even more often conflated with Christian Creationism. ...
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Do we have a question quality problem from new users lately?

Go to the main site, sort by newest, then scroll down through the last four or five days. The fact that many of the newest questions over the last week are on-hold. From February 7th to part way ...
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what determines the order of questions in the stack?

When I see a question in the "all questions" list on page one, can I assume it is a new question, or an old one with a new answer, or do the questions shuffle automatically?
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How should differing chapter/number schemes be handled on this site?

Some questions have asked questions about chapters and verses which have been assigned different numbers in history. Some in the Eastern church follow the Jewish numbering systems. The difference ...
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What is the reason for the lack of "hot network questions"?

In my two and a half months here, I don't believe Christianity.SE has ever had a hot network question, whereas the average site should get at least one every few days. I see several possible reasons ...
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I don't understand why I cannot answer this question

Why did Jesus say he came to create division? It seems like this topic was closed because the mods didn't like the comments on it. That seems wrong. Why can't I answer this question? What is going on ...
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Is tagging sufficient to scope a question?

Time and time again I see questions that are phrased as Truth questions... The title asks "Is X true", the body asks "is X true", but the tags specify a denomination.. Catholicism, LDS, etc. In my ...
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Please add a category under "Questions" for "Recommended" questions for that user

I would like to have a category added under "questions" for "recommended" questions for that user. (Next to "newest", "active", etc.) Our volumes are getting up there, and I don't want to have to ...
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Are questions on a Creationist explanation for scientific observation on topic here?

As an example this question has, as of this writing, 4 votes to close, and some critical comments. I see this question as an example of a formula, which could be repeated practically infinitely. ...
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What types of questions can I ask on this site?

Introduction There are lots of important questions about Christianity and faith which cannot be effectively handled on this site: questions about personal lives, our relationships with God, and what ...
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Shouldn't the asker be required to tell what church he belongs to?

When I ask a question, I say I'm a Catholic and I want to know what Catholics say about X. That's for a good reason, although I respect every Church (Okay, maybe not every Church, but anyway). Take ...
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Is the Names of God question really "too broad"?

What are the different names of God in the Bible and what do they mean? At first glance this looks like a huge question, but take a look at the accepted (and most upvoted) answer! It provides the ...
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Possible bug: on hold item missing from the main question list?

I ask because The woman and the heavy bloodguilt [on hold] is not present (though it was edited 15 hours ago at time of writing, so it should be there). However, there are other on hold items present ...
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What is the C.SE equivalent of "What have you tried?"

I see a lot of questions on this site, that are not properly framed. We get several every day that ask for a basic understanding of a doctrine or view point without a narrowing convention. This ...
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What should we do with "church shopping" questions?

We've just recently had a new question format show up (example) that goes roughly like this: I believe X, Y and Z. I do not believe M, N, and O. I am looking for a church that fits my beliefs and/...
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Should flip-side and different denomination-based questions be linked as related?

When asking this question the question of what constitutes a related question came to mind, in particular for "flip-side" questions (e.g., "What is the argument for X?" and "What is the argument ...
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Should related question links be edited into questions or left as comments?

It seems that the typical practice is to link related questions in a comment on the question, but I seem to recall reading that the comments are not exposed to search engines and I think links are an ...
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Why are some questions closed with less than 5 votes?

The faq says this: When a question reaches 5 close votes, it is marked as closed, and will no longer accept answers. Closed questions may be opened by casting reopen votes in the same manner. ...
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How should "one sided answerable" questions be handled?

The question I asked here seems to be like a NP-hard problem in that a single example would answer the question with a "yes" but a "no" would require an exhaustive search of all Christian thought (...
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Tips for editing a question to make it suitable for re-opening

Hopefully you're here because your question has been closed as "Too Broad" or "Primarily Opinion Based" and someone left a comment suggesting that you edit your question and try to get it reopened. ...
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What about my other questions?

This is a post for reference from the FAQ. There are some questions that are off-topic on this site. Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here: Questions asking for all ...
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Why was my question closed? How can I get it open again?

As we move through this process of increasing the quality of questions here on Christianity.SE, some questions will be closing (due to the votes of the community and the moderators). This effort to ...
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What makes a good focused question?

In response to Can we reverse the trend on low quality posts? we would like to propose the following thoughts on what defines a good focused question. The primary focus of this site is a place to ask ...
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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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Pastoral Advice Questions

I haven't seen any yet, but I would imagine that we are going to get questions asking for pastoral input. It may be anything from "I can't seem to stop surfing internet porn", to (if we're really ...
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