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Would these questions be considered in-scope/appropriate for the site? Why or why not?

What I'm asking Are these appropriate/in-scope questions to ask on this site? Why or why not? Did Pope Pius V got to heaven according to Protestants? Did Pope Pius XII go to heaven according to ...
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Why must questions be about a specific denomination?

This question is about the following rule: "Questions that can be answered from multiple Christian viewpoints are not allowed. They must be edited to ask for one perspective, or to explicitly ...
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A request for help with splitting a complicated and heavily downvoted question into more manageable questions

I wrote a question which was downvoted probably for multiple reasons. I personally suffer from selective attention (hyperfocussing and the opposite thereof) and poor planning abilities due to ADHD, so ...
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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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Can we please just ban scoping to Trinitarians and Anti-Trinitarians?

In the spirit of Christmas and giving, please give the moderation staff here a break. I'm going to post one answer in favor of entirely banning questions scoped to Trinitarians and their nemesis Anti-...
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How to ask "simple questions"?

Is there a good way to ask what should be simple questions (and get simple answer)? And by simple questions, I mean ones that any elementary school kid would be apt to ask. I just heard my son ask ...
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When is a word-study question appropriate for C.SE and when is it appropriate for BH.SE?

C.SE has the word-study tag, but I cannot find a guidance (i.e. existing meta Q&A) on how questions using this tag are to be answered in C.SE and how the same questions are to be answered in BH.SE....
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Does this question require scoping to remain on topic?

A recent question on the main site asks: Between the Bible and the Book of Mormon, which one has a more plausible alternate account of its invention?. Which of the on-topic question formats for this ...
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How is a question asking for examples of secular historians supporting a Christian argument for Jesus' resurrection off-topic?

The deleted question: What are examples of secular historians agreeing with the four historical facts about Jesus of Nazareth that William Lane Craig bases his argument on? Screenshot: Moderator's ...
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How do we tag questions about the circumstances and composition process of a canonical book?

This question is about the composition background of the Gospel of Mark. Are questions about the circumstances prompting the writing, the historiography (narrative strategy and selection of events ...
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Scoping Protestantism?

On this site, we frequently close questions that have far too broad of scopes, and for good reason! Asking 5 Christians one question on the atonement could produce 7 different answers. Recently, I’m ...
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How to encourage comments to be polite and at an academic level?

How to encourage comments to be polite and at an academic level? Lately I have noticed that comments are at times a low quality within themselves, on both main and meta sites. Some are somewhat not ...
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How to scope overview questions

This is about this question (and a bit about this one), which while I think are good questions to ask, they are not IMO a good fit for this site as they are too broad. SE sites are for finding real ...
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Are questions that ask for Christian's evaluation of a specific cult's view of love, etc. on topic?

Occasionally I see cults promoting teachings on topics that are central to Christianity such as this Japanese Happy Science promoting four stages of love that on the surface has a lot of similarities ...
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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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Are some recommendation questions considered as topic?

There have be a few recommendation questions in the past. Some were in fact simply a resource request, which is considered on topic. Beer, Wine & Alcohol SE recommendation questions are quite ...
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Are questions seeking the perspective of a certain subset of Christians on the experiences of another group (Christian or otherwise) on-topic?

My recently asked question What is an overview of how Christians make sense of the testimonial evidence for alien abductions, alien close encounters & UFO sightings? seeking an overview of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to post question about Christian theological implication of the Narnia stories

Greetings Christian Narnian fans in C.SE ! Has there been an agreement / convention regarding where to post theological questions connecting any of the following: Christian theology The literary ...
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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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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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A basic Bible or history question shouldn't have a denominational component

I’m seeing a recurring issue that I get downvoted for that never seems to get directly addressed, and I feel is kind of biased. If someone asks for what the Catholic Church says about a subject, ...
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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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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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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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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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Should the help center better reflect that "Is X a sin?" questions are on-topic when accompanied by a denominational POV?

In relation to: According to Eastern Orthodoxy, is googling the serial numbers of a software and using cracks a sin? In the comments to the above linked question, depperm correctly points out that, as ...
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Is this question on-topic or not?

Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)? There are contradictory answers but the community hasn't voted to close as either a truth question or primarily-opinion based. ...
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Is Christianity Stack exchange an appropriate place to ask about Judaism and Christianity commonalities?

If I understand correctly about the answer to my previous question (Daniel's timeline - Hebraic calendar differences), that is amazing. The leap years of Torahcalendar 13th month additions are merely ...
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What do I need to know about Christian denominations in order to ask an on-topic question at Christianity.SE?

The on-topic page says: However, there are questions that are not constructive for the format of this site. These include questions asking for: a survey of all Christian views on a particular ...
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Instead of asking overview questions, could we ask for lists of questions?

For the reasons listed here, overview questions need to be highly focused. In particular, they need to be more focused than if you asking about a single denomination. For example, take the question "...
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Are religious education shopping questions allowed?

This site seems to be allowing denominational "shopping" questions of the general form "Are there any denominations that have/support/allow/require X?" For example, see: Does any church still provide ...
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Is asking for a quote on topic here?

I'm looking for an C.S Lewis quote (where he talks about trees an dryades) which I can citate analogous. Is a question like this on topic here?
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Proposed addition to "How to Ask" block

One of the most difficult challenges I had when first participating with this site was overcoming the urge to be part of a conversation. It took a long time to understand (and a part of me will ...
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Are questions asking for answers to divulge sacred and secret ceremonies acceptable?

In this question, certain sacred aspects of the LDS faith are openly discussed, and linked to: Did Mormons have a "blood oath" ceremony before April 1990? In the LDS faith, it is highly ...
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Is asking for contact information for a Christian group on-topic?

Are questions seeking information on how to contact a Christian group, how to contact or find a local office of a Christian group, or how to contact, locate, or identify a specific official of a ...
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Why not more emphasis on own search?

Some questions don't seem to have any research or attempt at answering done at all. On How to Ask says: Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research ...
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Why do questions that the Bible has answers for keep being put on hold?

I am new to this site. I can answer a lot of these questions that are on hold from the Bible, like the one about the hem of the garment, or what Jesus and Paul said about the Law. These are legitimate ...
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Should "Is there a trend toward not capitalizing the word "Bible"?" have been closed?

Regarding Is there a trend toward not capitalizing the word "Bible"? If you talk to my Pastor he'd tell you that it's not JUST an English issue, it's also a matter of what the Church is willing to ...
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Is it okay for Unitarians to answer questions that do not ask for a specific denomination or sect? [duplicate]

I would like to answer the question What is the biblical support for the Nicene creed's statement of the Son being "eternally begotten"? but I am Unitarian. That means I do not believe there is any ...
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Should Reformed and Baptist require seperate questions?

The question Acording to Reformed and Baptist theology why doesn't Satan surrender? asks for either a Reformed or Baptist position on this subject. Many Baptist believe in freewill, such as Arminian ...
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