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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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Should I close questions that are open ended?

I've recently gained the ability to vote to close questions. There are some cases which I think are quite easy to vote to close (e.g. when it's a duplicate of another question). However I've come ...
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What does the Bible say? Questions

What does the Bible say about Capital Punishment? Prompted from that question, would it be appropriate to tag these kinds of questions with biblical-basis? Or perhaps reference-request? Or would ...
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What is the usage of the "doctrine" tag? [duplicate]

Do you guys think the doctrine is actually useful? If so what exactly should it be used on? Right now the questions tagged with it pretty much look like alphabet soup.
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Should we rollback radical edits that invalidate the existing answers?

I was reading this question: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/169/is-it-true-that-teachings-that-contradicts-the-66-books-of-the-traditional-bible and I noted that every answer had ...
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Bronze badge number not visible on flagging page

When I go to to my flagging page I see this: The number of bronze flags is not visible (unless I mouse over, then I see the number in a tool tip). Update: I've only seen this in Google Chrome (...
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Is it a duplicate if the question was asked on another Stack Exchange site?

I recently ran across this question, which was suggested as being a duplicate of this question on Biblical Hermeneutics. While the answer provided at another Stack Exchange site is an useful ...
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How focused does a question need to be?

My question about same-sex civil marriage was closed for not being focussed enough. Now, I could refocuss it by asking twenty new questions: Why do Roman Catholics object to same-sex civil marriage? ...
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Suggestions for FAQ Rewrite

The FAQ needs to be updated. It does not reflect the new policy well, and in my opinion its not simple enough. Remember, we can edit anything above "What kind of questions should I not ask here?" ...
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Is this hate speech? [closed]

The accusation has been made that this answer contains "hate speech": https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/2769/why-do-many-christians-object-to-same-sex-civil-marriage/2776#2776 I don't ...
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Cross-recruiting between Christianity.SE and Biblical Hermeneutics.SE

Should we try to encourage users of BH.SE and †.SE to also participate on the other site? I've noticed one active BH.SE user trying to recruit people from here (or that's how I've interpreted it). ...
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Question about site and answers using true Christian faiths like Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist and such

I feel like I must be a Harvard student to be able to ask a question on this site. Why is it not allowed to ask a question about my faith in God in GENERAL and get an answer? All I want is any answer ...
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Are there any ChristianitySE community statistics?

My question is mainly devoted to know the composition of the ChristinaitySE community. My question is two-fold: If there are any statistics out there, I would like to know where to find them. If ...
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More downvotes today: I think I am the victim of some serial downvoting

I made a meta post describing a peculiar sequence of voting events on some of my questions. I log on today to see that three more of my questions have been downvoted and no comment was left. 1 2 3 ...
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Account access e-mail change

How do I change my e-mail address? There seems to be no way to access my account when my old e-mail address has been deleted. Upon changing my internet provider and using my Gmail account I cannot log ...
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Proposal: Change our masthead to read: "about CHRISTIANITY"

Compared to other StackExchange sites, Christianity.SE has a very high percentage of closed questions, as pointed out and discussed in this Meta post: Why does this site have such a high percentage of ...
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Method for collaboratively answering overview questions

A lot of the moderation choices for this site have been inherited from StackOverflow, but given the differences between programming and theology, much of the moderation has already been honed to make ...
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Why does the verse-identification tag still exist?

We're pretty settled on removing it, I think. So how do we go about doing that?
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Hello! Are there any liberal Christians here?

I have a question directed at liberal Christians who don't believe in resurrection. And then my question is closed because "liberal Christians" is a not well-defined terminology. I don't want to start ...
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Do you feel your question standards are ok as is?

I do not feel your current standards for questions are ok. I feel they require too high a level of prior knowledge and education. Far too often (in my opinion) people come here and ask a question ...
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What about people who don't have Pastors?

The current response we give to Pastoral questions is the following: Hello <username> and thank you for your question. The [mission](https://christianity.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1380) of our ...
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Can simply adding "ACCORDING TO X" salvage any question?

Consider the following: Question Title: "According to Biblical Literalists, should all class level properties in C# code be in PascalCase" Scripture tells us that in Romans 13:1: (NIV) ...The ...
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Deleted comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be alright if the mods cleaned up comment clutter? I'm pretty sure I made a comment on this question, and it's not there now. I think I'm noticing this happening a ...
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Should the 'scripture against the Trinity' question be left closed?

The question "What is the Scriptural basis against the Trinity" was closed as a duplicate of "What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity". The poster appears to disagree ...
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Moderator deleting upvoted answer because it misses (quote) "superfluous information"

Moderator Peter Turner just deleted my answer, with the following comment: Even though it's rather superfluous this question does ask for a Catholic answer. So you could at least address that Note ...
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Why was this question closed as too broad?

EDIT: I've made the requested changes and I would very much appreciate your reopen vote. What does Catholicism teach about 'The Massacre of the Innocents'? I went to great lengths to ...
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Would it be constructive to allow questions have multiple acceptable answers based on denomination?

Not everyone specifies what denomination or tradition they want an answer from, some even state in their questions that they are open to answers from all denominations. Would it be constructive to ...
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Should Catholic answers cite canon law?

I heartily don't think we should and this is why: the Catechism is a sure norm for teaching the faith. The Catechism has thousands of citations, and only 28 of them are from canon law. It makes ...
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Should we encourage the answerer to post their denominational viewpoint vs. closing truth questions?

Instead of closing a "truth" question, should we encourage the people who answer to add their denominational opinion? I could see this adding to a broader understanding of Christianity. Example 1: ...
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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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Could we celebrate Mass together?

I was just wondering: How many Christianity.SE members would be interested in celebrating an online Mass together? I suppose any Christian denomination would suffice, as long as we can agree to a ...
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Is it possible to Delete Cecil Beckum?

It is sad enough that Cecil Beckum left. But is it ethical to Delete Cecil Beckum? Is that like a form of murder - to delete a C.SE user? I heard the Penalty Box for C.SE box but not a death c.se box. ...
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What expertise are we lacking?

I was curious about the community's opinions on the areas of knowledge where we are currently lacking. It seems to me that many questions are getting decent answers, and there are certain topics where ...
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Userscript for generating Markdown from Biblegateway.com

While we're waiting for a proper solution for embedding Bible passages, I created a hacky userscript (my first ever). I've used it for almost a week now and am happy with it. Works on Firefox and ...
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Writing the Perfect Question

I want to mention that this is not part of the series regarding refining of the guidelines for questions and answers. This is about how to write Excellent questions, regardless of the topic. ...
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Looks like most members are software folks?

Just an observation - most of the profiles I have looked at, mention they are software developers. Is this because Stack Exchange is most used for programming (stack overflow, etc.) Does this ...
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The great Prayer Room experiment

Allow me to introduce you to the Prayer Room: Prayer Room Please use this room to post prayer requests of praise, petition, and thanksgiving. Please do not address other users or carry on ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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The Biblical Hermeneutics SE site is live in public beta

http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com I thought the community here would be interested. It will be interesting to see how that proposal and this one co-exist. Here are some relevant questions on ...
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Can questions be listed by number of times viewed?

Is there any way to list questions ordered by the number of views, from most to least? If not, is this something that could be added? I think it would be interesting and useful to see which ...
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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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Is asking for books/materials/videos allowed?

Like asking for lectures/books on "Revelation", or for certain topics like "The Bible in the light of today's science". Whether it's online lectures, books, audio/video materials on a certain topic, ...
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Do we allow questions asking for personal exegesis?

Lately there have been several questions in the format "What does (insert Bible Story) mean/teach us?" These aren't scoped to request a particular view, and as worded, most of them are clearly asking ...
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Is methodology advice to pastors too subjective to deal with here?

I just kicked in a 3rd (and because I'm a mod, binding) close vote for this question: How do protestant youth group ministers reach apathetic parents of religious education students? However, I have ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Christianity Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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What is the correct terminology when referring to (Roman) Catholicism?

I recently saw a comment from a user saying that the term Roman Catholic is derogatory. Is this the widely considered to be the case? There are various terms I have seen applied to the Catholic ...
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Why is there a truth tag?

Related: We can't handle the truth The site tour specifically states, "Do not ask about truth questions..." Why is there a truth tag if truth questions are discouraged?
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Add a new close reason

This question got closed as "off-topic" recently. The reason it was closed is because it's a question asking for pastoral advice, and if not that it's probably a duplicate. In any case, if we're going ...
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Are close-vote scope standards significantly different now than they used to be?

I've noticed some questions being quickly closed as opinion-based or too broad, even though there is a precedent for the success of such questions. These closures seem to be mostly recent, and ...
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Questions to Christianity vs Questions about a denomination

From AG's question here, are we allowed to ask question to the Christian population without being specific to a denomination if the question sufficiently narrows the scope? In contrast, there is this ...

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