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All SE sites prohibit questions which are highly opinion based, and there's nothing people are more opinionated about than religion! You say people come here wanting to know "what is in Christianity", but what is "Christianity"? There are over 40 thousands denominations and a dozen major branches of Christianity, and almost every topic will have some level ...


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I'm not all that excited by either "secular" or "non-Christian." Neither one of them really captures what we do here. Many, if not most, of the posters and participants are, in fact, Christians. Many are explaining the beliefs and practices of their own faith. To say that this website is "secular" or "non-Christian" conveys the idea that we are a bunch of ...


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I don't think adding "about" will really help explain much. I don't think anyone comes here thinking their off-topic questions aren't about Christianity. Possibly something like this could help? But really, if any change were to be made, it should be to make the tour more prominent. The tour needs to be visible here: And here: Perhaps there could even ...


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SE sites do not try to be all things to all people. Plenty of other sites on the internet do. What SE sites try to do is make a favorable signal to noise ratio by posting questions of a limited scope and getting answers that are confined to the question. A favorable signal to noise ratio is something generally lacking on the internet. That means that ...


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I think "secular" has just the right connotation. I understand what you mean about the word having a negative connotation which can easily imply to some people an anti-Christian bias. Where I disagree is your suggestion that this is not helpful. I think this connotation actually helps people understand correctly what this site is about and prepares them for ...


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This site is for the academic study of religion (and that is narrowed to specifically Christianity). Believers can certainly find that useful, but the topic is to be approached unemotionally, much like the sciences study their topics without attachment. This is a study with your mind, whereas a study for truth is a study with your heart. Please see ...


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Don't fix what isn't broken. A man named Deming would call your proposal 'tampering' since the presumption is that the closed questions is due to our name/brand. Others might just call it an XY problem. No, it's due to our rules / guidelines and how the community moderators (myself included) pursue adherence. I've noticed the latest jihad against old ...


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