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Revising Off-Topic Close option addressing "systematic theology"

Pursuing further the topic discussed in the Library here. The current (as of 10-14-2014) wording for one of the off-topic close options is Questions regarding systematic theology are off-topic. ...
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Can we reformulate the "Specific Bible passage" close reason?

This question currently has two close votes for the following reason: Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be applied ...
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Please can we have a custom close reason "...doesn't start from the text..."?

I don't know the stats but I think all our current close reasons are used regularly, so we don't want to change them. However there has also been significant support for having a close reason that ...
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Should we reword the "off-topic" close reasons to reflect more the intent of the site in the wording

Caleb's finding of this meta post on Code Review, and his analysis that "this makes sense" also makes sense to me. So even though we just finished a round of changing the "off-topic" close reasons, ...
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Defining opinion-based

I struggle with 'opinion-based questions' being closed too often IMO. Hermeneutics necessarily involves interpretation so it seems to me that this particular site needs more flexibility than, for ...
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Asking acceptable questions

Good day all. Can anyone instruct me about what constitutes an acceptable question? Allow me to illustrate the problem below: Heading "How are we to understand evil?" Body Scripture is ...
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How can the biblical topics close reason be improved/clarified?

In the Biblical Hermeneutics SE one of the VTC reasons has the following text Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be ...