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Welcome to our community. I got to work this morning and was checking out an answer I had written yesterday and noticed your answer underneath it. It didn't look quite right (it didn't address the question, didn't really make much sense in context) so I grabbed a bit of it and googled it, only to find that the entire thing was cribbed from somewhere else on ...


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I can guarantee you that none of the moderators here, or even the more long-term users here would close/delete a question/answer because we think we are somehow more holy than the person that asked it. You seem to be taking the deletion of your answer as an attack against you, or at least you're taking it very personally. My vote to delete certainly wasn'...


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All manner of "thank you" and "sincerely"s are edited away all throughout the Stack Exchange network as they are not seen as necessary or useful here. But if you'd like to encourage people to read a particular Bible verse or two, you could put it in your profile description (the "about me" box.)


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Allow me to suggest that it's highly unlikely that you haven't been influenced by any Christian tradition. If you take the time to investigate which traditions (Calvinism, Young-Earth Creationism, Pentecostalism, Baptists, Dispensationalism, Branhamism, etc.) have views similar to yours on particular subjects, you'll be able to share your own views on a ...


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Is it a form of discrimination to make someone ask numerous questions before they can reply to a question they are most able to reply to? Yes. Yes, of course it's discrimination. And it's completely appropriate. It discriminates against people with little knowledge of our system, who are more likely to create low-quality posts, which ultimately end up ...


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I always use the versions I prefer unless they specifically ask for a certain version. In the case where the two versions seem to be saying different things, I update my answer to include the discrepancy, rather than hide it by using only one translation or the other. If I know enough about the translations, I weigh in on which I think is more true to the ...


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I rise to speak in defense of the biblical-basis tag. I love those questions, and I find them to be the most valuable for me. Historically, "Scripture" has been the first of the "sources of theology," and from my evangelical background, the most important. Likewise, when I do theology, while I may find it interesting what certain denominations hold, it is ...


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Taking your questions in order: Does my doctrinal stance have to align with anyone to post on here? A: No, You don't have to adhere to any doctrinal stance to post here, but answers need to correspond to requested viewpoints; and questions that do not specify a viewpoint run the risk of being closed if they aren't objectively answerable. I've noticed ...


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How odd. I find this site immensely helpful. At this site, I get to learn how diverse Christian experience is, how rich and yet different much Christian theology is, and I get to learn it from those who are experts in that immense subject that is Christianity. I don't come here for "the truth" (because only Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life) but ...


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Don't flag answers that are you think are wrong. Moderators aren't smart enough to figure out whether things are right or not. We're exception handlers, only things that absolutely do not belong should be flagged. What you can do for things that you feel aren't quite right is either. Downvote and comments on answers you don't think are good enough. Ask ...


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I'm going to reassert the position that there's nothing wrong with "Is there a Biblical basis for believing X?" it's a completely different thing from asking "Does the Bible teach that X is true?" Take the following: Q: Is there a Biblical basis for believing that the earth is only roughly 6000 years old or so? A: Why yes, there is, if you take ...


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I think our approach here should be the same as for this Meta question of yours from last year. (Even though you did select an answer I disagree with, which also has the most votes, it looks like there's a fair amount of support for my position too.) Answers don't have to provide references or quotes to authoritative sources if they think it's common ...


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Remember the translations used by the OP and oneself are both just that - translations. (I know, if the King James english was good enough for Jesus, it should be good enough for me...) In most cases, the translation will still get the point across, regardless of the one used. Indeed, it is actually very rare for a translation to actually make a ...


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I don't think that the main problem with truth-seeking questions is that they encourage "speculative/creative biblical exegesis". The main problem with truth-seeking questions, as I see it, is that they are not answerable. Or, rather, there is no way to authoritatively determine which answer is more right than another answer. Biblical-basis questions, ...


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If non-protestant churches don't generally think in terms of Biblical bases, then so be it! There's no shame in that. Answer the questions negatively and say that the basis is in the church fathers, or traditions, or magisteriums or wherever the basis is. There are lots of questions looking at the traditional basis of various positions, a concept that's ...


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In addition to what curiousdannii answered which is spot on as far as tag lines of all sorts being generally rejected in SE sites across the board, it also bears noting specifically that this is not a forum. I see you've used that word in some removed tag-lines (including from the above question in reference to this site). SE sites are not forums, they are ...


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It doesn't matter what type of Bible, as long as it is one recognized by people fit this site's definition of Christian. So, King James, NIV, clatholic, etc, would all be fine. The Satanic Bible would not.


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In general, no. Unless the question is about something specific to the translation the asker used, I don't think there's much reason to use it in answers. This is especially the case with the KJV, which is used in so many questions, but which unfortunately no one understands as well as they think they do.


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I did give an answer to that question, but someone simply deleted it, even while admitting it was a well though-through answer based on Scripture. I'd reckon some just don't want to know. As far as I can tell, people rather see tradition being posted here as an answer (things that "saints" said), instead of going to what Scripture itself says. ...


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Technically, no. Practically, it may depend on your stance. This is not a site dedicated to any particular denomination, and since they tend to prefer answer questions, not necessarily about Christianity in general, but regarding doctrinal stances of specific denominations or traditions, your own personal beliefs or even your own denomination's beliefs, ...


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