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Sep
30
comment How did the Crusades impact modern Christianity?
A quick note on question formatting conventions: Any annotation (like the "related questions" reference above) should be placed at the bottom of the post so not to dominate the question and the 'questions' page preview.
Sep
23
comment Is money important for Christians?
@Max Gontar: Thanks for the thoughtful post but this isn't really what we do here. We're looking for more canonical question about the subject of Christianity. This is more about promoting fellowship and camaraderie. Nothing wrong with that but that is not within the scope of this site.
Sep
22
comment Is it possible for an atheist to be moral?
After significant editing, you asked to have this post reopened. But the answers (and voting) are now completely out of context. Isn't it better to re-ask the question if you want to save it? If you prefer to delete the existing answers, go ahead and reopen. (note, the removal of related comments was inadvertent)
Sep
8
comment What is the verdict on an unjust judge?
Note: <remaining comments removed> Okay, right about here, the comments veer away from from helping or clarifying the original question and on to side discussions. Please bring these "conversations" to chat. Thank you.
Sep
7
comment How do human rights and Christianity relate to each other?
Needs some work: Questions that spawn followup questions are usually intriguing, but this question needs to be reworked. You shouldn't have to start with "read this this this and this." If the very premise of the question is to follow a pseudo conversation that winds around the site, it's becomes your own private debate. If you have a question, ask it on it's own merits as a completely formed, stand-alone question. See if you can start with the question. Add whatever quotes you need but they should be secondary to the question... not the focus.
Sep
6
comment Adam and Eve versus ecology
Note: <remaining comments removed> -- Once these comment threads veer from helping or clarifying the original post, it's time to bring these "conversations" to chat. Please stop using comments for on-going discussion. Thank you.
Sep
5
comment Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
Note: <comments Removed> -- Please refrain from carrying on extended conversations in comments. Comments should generally address improvements to the original post. If you want to get into longer side discussions about these issues, the Christiantity chat room is a good place for that. Thanks.
Sep
5
comment Where did Noah find polar bears and penguins in Palestine?
Note: <comments Removed> -- Please refrain from carrying on extended conversations in comments. If you have an answer, post it as an answer. If you have little else to offer, hop into a chatroom and start your own conversations. Comments should generally address improvements to the original post. They're not for launching into your own discussions or starting on-going debates. Please feel free to use the chat room to conduct such discussions. Thanks.
Sep
5
comment Who created God?
Note: <remaining comments removed> -- Once these comment threads veer from helping or clarifying the original post, it's time to bring these "conversations" to chat. Please do not use comments for on-going discussion. Thank you.
Sep
2
comment Does being a Christian mean being a Bible literalist?
Note: It's time to bring this discussion to chat. Please refrain from carrying on extended conversations in comments. Comments should generally address improvements to the original post. They're not for participating in on-going debate or parenthetical discussions. Thanks.
Sep
2
comment How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle?
Note: <remaining comments removed> -- Once these comment threads veer from helping or clarifying the original post, it's time to bring these "conversations" to chat. Please stop using comments for on-going discussion. Thank you.
Sep
2
comment Why does Intelligent Design reject evolution, even intelligently designed and executed evolution?
Note: <comments removed> -- Please let's refrain from carrying on extended conversations in comments. Comments should generally address improvements to the original post. They're not for participating in on-going debate or parenthetical discussions. Please feel free to use the chat room to conduct such discussions. Thanks.
Aug
31
comment How does the Bible say I should find a mate?
@Flimzy: Injecting the word "Bible" doesn't make the question on topic. I just don't see how this question relates to the subject of Christianity.
Aug
31
comment What does the Bible say about ecology?
@djeikyb: I agree. This question is really broad, leaving the users only guessing what type of information would actually be helpful to the author. Perhaps if you had a much more specific problem you are trying to solve, you could provide a bit more detail.
Aug
31
comment Will suicide keep me out of Heaven?
@djeikyb: Your objection lies with the (potentially) poor answers, not with the question. Christianity most definitely has doctrinal teachings regarding suicide and Heaven. If someone's answer is helpful and authoritative (i.e. cites those teachings), vote it up. If an answer is simply a rant or laced with opinion, anecdotal stories, or hearsay, vote it down. As asked, this questions seems reasonably objective, or at least meets the guidelines of good subjective .
Aug
29
comment How can one overcome lustful desires?
This is a good question, but it's not a good for this type of Q&A. Stack Exchange is designed to create an authoritative collection of answers to canonical questions about Christianity. I can see this being asked of a congregation to share interesting discussion an through-provoking stories. But this type of story-sharing and communing isn't really what this site is about. "We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion." This is better suited to a discussion forum.
Aug
29
comment What can we do to grow closer to God?
It's a good question, just not really a good fit for this type of Q&A. Stack Exchange is designed to create an authoritative collection of answers to canonical questions about Christianity. I can envision a congregation sitting around with this being the question of the day. It would likely result in lots of interesting discussion and revelation, but that style of reflection and communing isn't really what this site is about. I hope you can find such a congregation or online forum for your discussions, but Stack Exchange is not a good support group nor discussion forum. Sorry.