Caleb
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Does this site consider the bible to be inerrant?
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No. This site neither assumes that the Bible be considered 100% true nor requires participants to do so. Remember this is a secular site. The constituents of this site are another matter! The views ...

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Pro Tem Moderator nominations
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I would like to add Richard (meta) to the list of suggestions. His litany of questions to get the beta rolling (and answers) show an interest in many different POV's as well as a broad range of ...

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Should we rollback radical edits that invalidate the existing answers?
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See my comments on that question, but I think it should be rolled back. First of all the original answers were alright to start with but the edits to make them to accommodate the new questions didn't ...

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What to do when titles and questions don't match
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The question in question is a hard case because it deals with different understanding of terms, let's deal with that one on it's own. As a general rule I would advocate something like this. Catch ...

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What happens to our rep-earned privileges after the Private Beta?
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You will lose any special privileges you had during private beta if you do not have enough reputation to sustain them when the requirements change. Work hard during the private beta so that you don't ...

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Personal viewpoints
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Guilty as charged, and I think there is something to your idea. I think it should be implemented cautiously but is something to keep in mind. I have been vocal about the need to include POV in all ...

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Are questions about raising children in Christian beliefs on topic here?
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I would say yes, as long as the question has some bearing on faith. If you want to ask about the value of teaching your kids a catechism, that would be very much on topic. As a counter example, ...

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Pro Tem Moderator nominations
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I would like to suggest Peter Turner for consideration by the SE staff. He is active on Meta and seems concerned about the direction of the site but not in dictatorial way. He comes from a very ...

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What is the proper way to provide a dissenting view?
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I would object to #1 being the de-facto solution. In fact I have counseled a number of people to focus their questions on a specific viewpoint specifically because I think it helps avoid making every ...

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Sodomy Sodomy Sodomy Sodomy
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I think this could be said about any sensitive issue stemming from man's depravity. Your suggestion of dealing with these issues sensitively but directly is sound advice.

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Is there room on this site for non-Biblical Christian Scriptures?
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Yes, I think there is a place on this site for answering using non-Biblical reference texts. In particular, if a question is asked about about other faiths that base their beliefs on extra-Biblical ...

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Advancing in Christian Living and our walk with Jesus
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As to your question here, yes, questions about Christian Living should absolutely be on topic. I think that when asking such questions it would be particularly important to identify your point of view ...

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Answers copied from an external source
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The two examples you provide are great case studies. I think this SE site is going to be more prone to this problem than any other in the history of SE. Here be dragons! My personal opinion is that ...

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Christianity.SE vs. Survivor
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I support the direction this site is taking (or I wouldn't be here) and appreciate your efforts to keep the train on the rails. Your wording here is both funny and to the point. I would just like to ...

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What is the policy on "advertising" closed questions that have been revised?
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I would suggest bringing it up in chat. I recently did this for somebody elses question to draw attention to the fact that it might be a candidate for re-opening. If one exposure on chat fails to ...

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Ban "john" as a tag
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I would suggest that instead of "john-book" we use gospel-of-john. In fact this could be done for all the four gospels. gospel-of-luke and luke-apostle, etc.

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Denomination vs. sect vs. faith vs. tradition
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Unfortunately I don't think there is one perfect ideal word we can use. I would first ruling out a few of those possibilities: Both brands and flavors actually work in this context, but suffer from a ...

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How do we reconcile the guidance in the global FAQ with the site's purpose?
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I think it's safe to say that that general guideline for SE sites does not apply to this site and we can have it removed. One of the steps for coming out of beta will be to work up some site specific ...

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How do we avoid a vote contest?
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I think the single most effective thing we can do to avoid a votes becoming a popularity content between opposing view is to lay out some guidelines for how to ask and answer questions that emphasis ...

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Is it good to present multiple POVs in a single answer?
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I agree that it is unfair for a question to demand multiple POV answers, that doesn't make multiple POV answers a bad thing in themselves. In many cases I think answering with multiple POVs is not ...

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Include scripture text not just a reference
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I think we can make this a guideline or suggestion and that it deserves to be in the FAQ, but that quoting/linking cannot be a requirement. I foresee a lot of editing ahead of us as we help people ...

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How should we cope with questions that contain (possibly wrong) assumptions?
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Particularly at this moment during private beta we are trying to set the tone and scope of the site. The question as it stands right now includes a fallacy in the title that makes it difficult to ...

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The role of the non-believer on the site
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I'm a secular humanist Thanks for recognizing what that means and announcing your stance, it makes dialogue way easier. I am, however, interested in religious discussion and dialogue... SE sites ...

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