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Help me create a FAQ section

I created this thread in order to better articulate the nature of the Free Press Bible Project. The more questions the better, and the tougher the better. Thanks in advance to anyone who is up to helping me explain the project.

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Why would anyone be interested in this project ?

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For one, because they already understand that improving one's own ideology, or philosophy, or religion is a wiser focus than attempting to influence others to improve theirs. Another reason would be because they want to see tools that promote self guided philosophical development, and expanding intellectual liberty, outmode instructional methods that are seen as too centralized or authoritarian. Early on though I expect that the metaphorically challenged, and those who have a habit of quickly jumping to conclusions won't be much interested at all, and I see that as a good thing.

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For one, because they already understand that improving one's own ideology, or philosophy, or religion is a wiser focus than attempting to influence others to improve theirs.

I checked out your site and it doesn't look like you have accomplished much. It looks to me like you want people to team up with you and basically make up for your lack of passion. And by the way, I hope you see the hypocrisy in trying to "get others to focus on themselves"

Another reason would be because they want to see tools that promote self guided philosophical development, and expanding intellectual liberty, outmode instructional methods that are seen as too centralized or authoritarian.

Isn't the internet already taking care of that much better than your little pipe dream could ever hope to?

Early on though I expect that the metaphorically challenged, and those who have a habit of quickly jumping to conclusions won't be much interested at all, and I see that as a good thing.

I suppose I should rephrase my intro question as "Why do you suppose anyone would be impressed enough by the very little you seem to have accomplished to want to jump on your little bandwagon?"

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I don't know what that project is and I'm on my phone so I can't look it up (Frankly I'm surprised it lets me on CD).

Going with the assumption it's a proactive Christian project:

As a debater from the usually opposing side, one of the things I find most common among Christians would be, following and/or enforcing particular verses of the Bible while ignoring other verses, even from the same book or letter. So I think a good FAQ should be:

As a Christian, to what extent should I take the Bible literally and follow?

A couple others I can think of that might help Christians:

--Should I learn the first language the Bible or is it okay if I only read it in my native language?

--How should I discuss the Word Of God with non-believers?

--Why are there so many Christian denominations?

--Is Paul's word the Word Of God?

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I don't know what that project is and I'm on my phone so I can't look it up

I seem to recall you offering a pretty good challenge to me before, so I appreciate what ever sharp wit I can get out of you. I kinda want to be talked out of the idea or emboldened.

Going with the assumption it's a proactive Christian project:

I am hoping the project will be no more appealing to Christians than any other religious sect, or for that matter people who don't think of themselves as religious at all.

one of the things I find most common among Christians would be, following and/or enforcing particular verses of the Bible while ignoring other verses, even from the same book or letter.

I don't wish to address Christianity or it's literature in particular, but the Free Press Bible project does promote a process referred to as "self canonization" where an owner/user is encouraged to include, exclude or modify content based on whether or not they find it worthy of keeping in their collection. If the user wants to pray about the content of their collection because they believe in god, that's up to them. Some users may view the project as purely secular or "non-religious" and I expect people of that disposition to think of "self-canonization" as a philosophical endeavor.