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There is no problem with virgin-mary referring to the Mother of Christ, and the tag does not necessarily immediately call the doctrine of her perpetual virginity to the mind of a Protestant. Even in Protestant churches, it is common to hear "the Virgin Mary," referring to her throughout her life because of her state at the birth of Christ, regardless of her ...


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I'm not entirely convinced this is a good idea. I upvoted the question because at first bluff I agreed that the term isn't technically quite accurate in describing the range of things that fit under it here. However I'm concerned that we'll lose out on some factors if we rename it. ‘Biblical Basis’ is a bit of a buzz-word that has momentum outside of this ...


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According to the style guide, latter-day-saints is an acceptable reference to members of the Church. This could perhaps be used as a tag.


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I know that's in the style guide, but how much "real world traction" does it have? Are people actually going to type it? (doesn't matter with synonyms, but you do see it on the main page) Anyone with a modicum of knowledge of American Christianity knows LDS is Mormons. Church of Jesus Christ sounds much more like Church of Christ (which someone else has ...


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To give you responses to your questions yes, that's a good number. The important thing is to respect teh front page and not push stuff down that is new or recently edited. The fact that edits bump is an important part of our peer review process. This mostly depends on the volume of edited posts, if the posts you edit are getting pushed past "the fold" (the ...


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The problem with just mary is that there are many Marys. I can think of Mary the mother of Jesus Mary of Bethany (sister of Lazarus and Martha) Mary the wife of Clopas Mary Magdalene off the top of my head. Tags should disambiguate.


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As a conservative Protestant, I don't really have an issue with virgin-mary. It's a phrase straight out of the Apostles' Creed, and, while unnecessarily wordy, I don't really see it as problematic. However, this isn't just a site for conservative Protestants and Catholics, which are the two positions expressed in answers so far. Our audience also includes "...


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If they are off-topic (as I agree that 1. is) then the question is pretty irrelevant, but in the case where the question is on-topic and it does have a legitimate focus on 'truth' then I believe tagging it as such should be quite legitimate. It should be fairly clear that 'a truth question' is not determined by a tag or even a reference to 'truth' in it, ...


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I recommend preserving both ethics and morality, since although in some popular usage the terms are interchangeable, in a site like C.SE it's important enough to distinguish so we can classify questions better. I edited the ethics so the difference is more obvious. Reflecting academic literature in theology & philosophy, ethics is the creation of the ...


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I think that we should avoid hyphenating things that will be regularly occurring so my vote is that we go for revelation as the parent and book-of-revelation to be the child tag. There is the potential that folks might want to use revelation for the concept of God speaking to man. however, I suggest that these folks may want to be more specific and identify ...


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I'm in favor of change like this. Let me attempt a concrete usage suggestion: denomination is used for the concept of denominations, and all five of the questions in the OP would fit in it What are the general categories of benefits of being part of a denomination? What is the difference between a denomination and a movement? Is Calvary Chapel a ...


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This is an old question and I hope it's not inappropriate to chime in. I support leaving the tag alone. I believe few (if any) LDS members would missunderstand a question tagged lds and biblical-basis, meaning all LDS scripture may be used. However, I fear some of our members might misunderstand a question only tagged scriptural-basis (no denominational ...


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I think questions like this: Do Roman Catholics believe Saints are omnipresent? asking about what saints do in heaven need the tag communion-of-saints


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I believe there should be a distinct tag scriptural-basis but have it be a synonym tag for the biblical-basis. If someone is looking at an lds question and sees the biblical-basis tag and then scripture quotes that don't come from the bible it may confuse the reader. The distinction comes because many Christians believe the Bible as the only canon. The ...


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book-of-name should be the convention for the books and name should be the convention for the name of the person where that is applicable (which is often). Consider all the prophets, the epistles, the gospels, etc. They are all names of a people group or an individual person AND the name of the book. book-of-isaiah = The Book of Isaiah isaiah = The ...


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The main tag should be mary-mother-of-jesus.


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