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These are on-topic so long as they can stick to "what Christian Creationists say about it." There can be no speculation or analyses of new science that is out. As this post says, we are not scientists and peer review is not the point of this site. The point is to lay down what Christians of all flavors teach, which includes Creationists, old and young ...


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Update As of October 5, 2015, the penalty for Christianity on the Network Hot Questions has been removed. Well, there's a reason for this. The hot network questions algorithm includes adjustments based on feedback such as: I shouldn't have to see a bible study on Stack Overflow. Therefore, Christianity questions must score higher in order to be displayed on ...


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My vote goes to "No way!". If a question asks in the title: "Does the wine and wafer truly become the blood and body of Christ" and the body of the question asks, Is it true that the wine and wafer in holy Communion actually become the body of Christ? It's a Truth question. Adding "Catholicism" to the tag is absolutely not sufficient to turn it ...


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Welcome to the site. Based on this question, it's apparent that you've completely misunderstood the basic purpose of Christianity.StackExchange.com. We have strict guidelines in place to prevent EXACTLY the type of thing you're complaining about. As you're a new visitor, I'd like to recommend the following posts, which are meant to help newcomers "learn ...


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This isn't as simple as an East/West split or two schemes. The rabbit hole runs a bit deeper than that and it's more than theoretically possible that questions might come up where the verse schema is what causes the question in the first place. I don't think editing titles is a solution to this problem as it might actually end up disguising the core question ...


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It depends on your sorting method. El'endia Starman's answer describes when you have the sort set to "active", but there are 5 other options that could be selected: newest (sorts by newest question) featured (shows only posts that have active bounties pending) frequent (sort by [recent?] page views) votes (by highest votes for the question) unanswered (...


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Although it's true that ID proponents don't use Christian terminology in their scientific work, there should be little doubt that ID is a form of Christian creationism. 1) Every leading ID proponent is a fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (formerly the Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture). Although the Discovery ...


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This has been somewhat discussed before in the various questions on the Meta site. If you search Meta for the phrase "identifiable perspective", you'll come up with a list of meta posts discussing what you're proposing. I certainly agree with where you're coming from, and I'd like to address several points in your question individually below. The fact ...


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Create a real tour As much as I like unicorns, it would be much more helpful to new users if the tour page we pointed them to actually included a meaningful example of how to ask questions. The trouble is that there's only one question on the entire site that meets the strict SE requirements, and it's not exactly an example of our best work (especially ...


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If it's a good, on-topic question, yes. To a certain extent, people are encouraged to ask and answer their own questions. Questions and answers should be judged on their own merits, not on whether or not the one asking already found the answer.


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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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Incidentally, one of our questions has appeared in the HNQ list today:


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I think tagging is sufficient. But barely. It's quite common on many sites for one person to respond to a question, taking tags into account, and another person responds with "Why do you assume they're using Emacs?" or "How do you know they're talking about France?" or "How do you know they're asking about Baptists?" Or whatever, with the response to be "it'...


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This feature already exists through the the umbrella Stack Exchange portal site. You can use the filtered questions page to setup one or more custom feeds of questions. The easiest way to get stated is by marking tags on your sites as "favorited", then use the predefined feed there to see a list of questions just from your favorited tags. However you can ...


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I'm going to go against the grain and recommend that we handle these on a case-by-case basis, but that we lean toward making these off-topic, and direct those users to chat. (If they have sufficient reputation to chat, that is.) Initially, I agreed with @Fredsbend's take on this, since our usual advice for keeping things constructive is to limit discussion ...


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They actually do from time to time – as a matter of fact, here is one right now: According to Catholicism, do the saints and martyrs in heaven rise again on judgment day?


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Yes, but be careful. Flimzy is certainly correct regarding self-answers. Quoting from the help center: Stack Exchange has always explicitly encouraged users to answer their own questions. If you have a question that you already know the answer to, and you would like to document that knowledge in public so that others (including yourself) can find it ...


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I don't think that question is going to work here no matter what minor tweaks you make to it. The issue wasn't really the "clergy" wording, the issue is that it's a fishing question. These are inherently similar to another genre: exploratory theology questions. See the discussion at Are exploratory questions (i.e. ones that develop new theology) off topic? ...


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While I agree it's a little bit awkward, I think scoping questions about spirituality should be the same as the scoping for doctrine. Why do I think that, despite spirituality being a cross-cutting concern between denominations? Sourcing Ideally (despite that ideal often not being reached) answers should be opinion-free, with sources backing what is said. In ...


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HYPOCRISY! I seem to be on the receiving end of the benefit of the doubt for once? No, I think my question (the "Jesus Loves You one") is on topic because it's about Protestant customs, the "You're going to Hell" one is pastoral advice. It's a fine line, and if the OP on the closed question would describe the circumstances it'd be OK. Furthermore, I ...


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It's not about you...it's about the content of the question It doesn't matter if whomever is the asker is agnostic, atheist, Lutheran, Calvinist, Mormorn ... it matters not. What matters is the topic, the content, and whether or not you can ask a clear and appropriately scoped question about Christian belief(which is a very broad subject). Is your ...


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Thank you for raising this meta question; and let me come out of the closet as the quoted commenter who thought the Vitamin C question was off-topic. My judgement was that the issue of defective genes is really about intelligent design, since it questions the intelligence of the proposed designer, and not YEC. In some respects the intelligent design ...


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On the front page, questions are sorted by those most recently active. This includes: The question was posted An answer was posted The question (including tags) was edited An answer was edited A bounty was added The question was closed or reopened And maybe one or two other actions. So questions are sorted by which ones had these actions done more recently....


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Many questions would be considered too broad unless they are asking about a specific denominational position. When a new user asks a question like that the mods will usually ask them to edit it to ask about a specific denomination. So I don't think there's anything to worry about. Usually there's no need to include the author's own denomination if they're ...


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I voted to close it to prevent people from adding new answers. The question is excellent and the answer is great as well. Any new answers would likely not add to the quality. I would not be in favor of deleting it. What I hope would happen is that it remains closed, but is never deleted. It should be closed because it is a list question, which is generally ...


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As you've discovered, whenever a question or answer is edited, there's a clickable timestamp showing the most recent edit. Although it's true that on lengthy posts like your examples, the "Edited" link is somewhat hidden at the bottom, it's still quite visible to anyone who looks at the whole post. Also, you might not have noticed that when someone other ...


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When I suggested things like this in the past, it was suggested to me to start a new site. When my several attempts at doing this failed and then the Area51 requirements got tightened to the extent that it was highly unlikely that a religious site was ever going to gain critical mass again, it just seems like a unlikely to go anywhere. That being said, I ...


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In non-doctrinal issues, I believe the Church Fathers or something in these lines would suffice. No need to have the question tagged Catholicism every time. After all, the Church Fathers are recognized in various others denominations as valid sources of Christian information. They are equally recognized as saint in various denominations also. The same is ...


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