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Why can't we recommend Biblical Hermeneutics when closing / flagging?

We (mods) can migrate to BH.se now, just close as Community Specific Belongs on another site Search for Biblical (no one knows how to spell Herman-new-ticks) And close the question that way. If a ...
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Can people no longer ask questions about what Trinitarians think?

You're asking about the Nature of God and the meaning of the word "Has", not Trinitarian Theology. It doesn't matter if someone's a Trinitarian a Bilaterian or you accept Mary into the ...
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Trinitarian sensitivities or just odd behaviour?

As one of the relatively few active users here who is neither Unitarian nor Trinitarian, perhaps I can offer a distinct perspective. I have no dog in that fight. It seems to be a consistent response ...
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Respectfully Asking Questions as an Anti-Theist

I wonder what sort of belief system you would have us put in place of religion. Feyerabend's speech "How to Defend Society Against Science" is a very useful piece of philosophical literature ...
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Respectfully Asking Questions as an Anti-Theist

The danger here is that your "anti-" position will appear to be negative and antagonistic. Compare saying "I'm a Christian. I believe that Jesus …, and that the world would be better if ...
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Respectfully Asking Questions as an Anti-Theist

This is not a question that any Christian should find offensive, and I for one appreciate your honesty in presenting your dilemma. To ensure that I have correctly understood this (otherwise I'm ...
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Respectfully Asking Questions as an Anti-Theist

First of all, you're not unique in thinking this, the great Heresiarch Arius thought that a more rational religion would break down the dogmas and leave people free to practice as they saw fit. But, ...
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Does SE-C have the ability to restrict the use of divine names as user names?

Lots of people in the US get antsy about the use or misuse of the American flag as well, I don't know if it's considered blasphemy, but it's borderline. And I know a lot of Jews would be extremely ...
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Does SE-C have the ability to restrict the use of divine names as user names?

Offensive or deliberately provocative usernames can be changed if necessary. If there was such a user the mods would consult with the Community Manager team to take the appropriate action.
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FYI: New biblical archaeology magazine

I had a look at the site, and found the January article on Jonah and the ancient city of Nineveh really worth-while. It caused me to return to a question on Jonah I had recently answered (on the ...
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Does SE-C have the ability to restrict the use of divine names as user names?

SE-C does have the right to restrict the use of certain words, and photos (avatars, even) that violate various government laws. There are some uses of language that result in censorship here, but the ...
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Does SE-C have the ability to restrict the use of divine names as user names?

You raise a valid point. Here is one example that comes to mind: How would Jehovah's Witnesses feel if someone adopted the name Jehovah? The principle applies to other Stack Exchange sites, for ...
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Trinitarian sensitivities or just odd behaviour?

I concur with the comments you received that your response doesn't really answer the question. Most of it did not explain what Unitarians teach it means for Jesus to be the "Son of God", but ...
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Fond memories of former members or those on an extended leave of absence?

Moderators have a very delicate job to do here and no one is perfect, including myself. Some years ago I got into a heated debate in the comments with another user. Caleb had a few words with me about ...
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Why should people avoid asking what 'the truth' is on C.SE?

For what it's worth, to add some context to the other excellent answers, we removed the "Truth Question" close reason in favor of just one general philosophical close reason. I didn't think ...
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Why should people avoid asking what 'the truth' is on C.SE?

There IS an absolute truth (John 8:32) ... I would like to supplement @KenGraham's and @RayButterworth's answers by proposing how this site can work for new Christians like yourself who should be ...
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How does the community 'make the rules' on C.SE?

I suspect that "the rules" made by the community are those that define what is considered "on-topic" for each specific site. E.g. asking about the Crucifixion is okay on ...
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Why should people avoid asking what 'the truth' is on C.SE?

Why should people avoid asking what 'the truth' is on C.SE? Each denomination believes they are right and teach the truth. In reality, this is impossible for a site like our to know what the truth is. ...
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Why should people avoid asking what 'the truth' is on C.SE?

If this site were RomanCatholicism.SE, or LDS.SE, or dedicated to some other very specific denomination, then “the truth” would be well defined and asking whether something is true would be ...
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