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Why is this part of Stack Exchange only for Judaism and not about all religions with tags for every particular?

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closed as off topic by animuson, Joachim Sauer, Bo Persson, Manishearth, Dennis Nov 23 '12 at 18:05

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Islam, Christian, for example. – Rob W Nov 23 '12 at 16:53
Because religion. We don't want to be lumped in with all those other heathens. (NOTE: This is a non-discriminatory comment; we all hate each other equally) – Robert Harvey Nov 23 '12 at 16:58
@RobertHarvey are you racist? – Alkant Nov 23 '12 at 17:04
@Alkant: I believe I already explained that. – Robert Harvey Nov 23 '12 at 17:04
@RobW but I can't see them in the bottom of SO page, why? And actually I though that in the bottom is full list of SO sites.. – Alkant Nov 23 '12 at 17:04
It's not the full list of sites, only a selection. – Robert Harvey Nov 23 '12 at 17:06
What a lovely opportunity to plug the new Atheism proposal ;P – Yannis Nov 23 '12 at 17:14
@Yannis: That thing is still around? What incarnation is this one? (pun intended) – Robert Harvey Nov 23 '12 at 17:16
is there a Humanism somewhere? – prusswan Nov 23 '12 at 17:28
When I saw this question's title, I was afraid it was a request to merge Judaism SE with Stack Overflow. – Pops Nov 23 '12 at 17:32
Wow, the time-to-racism-accusations on this one was crazy fast, under 15 minutes. – meagar Nov 23 '12 at 20:22

There was a proposal to create a general religion SE site on Area51, but it failed to gain enough momentum to make it into a site. The Judaism site itself started as a Area51 proposal as well, but unlike the general religion topic, it did gain enough traction, all the way past beta to graduation.

Apart from Judaism, there are also sites for discussing Islam and Christianity (both in Beta). Additional proposals exist for sites to discuss Hinduism and Buddhism.

You are actively encouraged to reopen the proposal, if you feel strongly about it.

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but I can't see them in the bottom of SO page, why? And actually I though that in the bottom is full list of SO sites.. – Alkant Nov 23 '12 at 17:05
@Alkant: on SO and graduated sites, you only see other graduated sites. In the footer of beta sites, you only see other beta sites. To see them all together, go to – Martijn Pieters Nov 23 '12 at 17:07
Just a note: afaik Judaism started out as a SE 1.0 site (which is why they have a custom name), and then went through A51. Not sure on the specifics though. – Yannis Nov 23 '12 at 17:12

That might work if religions considered themselves more or less equivalent (as Stack Overflow users consider Javascript and C# to both be programming), but they don't.

Imagine trying to mix a site with tags like [Islam] and [Christianity]. Just wouldn't work. People would spend all their time arguing.

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Considering the "moderator issues" the Islam site is having, I can't image the issues a plain Religion site would have. We're not trying to start wars over the Internet. – animuson Nov 23 '12 at 17:07
Indeed. – Robert Harvey Nov 23 '12 at 17:09
Come on, Javascript isn't programming runs – Bart Nov 23 '12 at 17:21
I've seen C++ vs Java vs C# arguments on SO--they are definitely NOT considered equivalent. Programming languages are a religion, nonbeliever! Embrace this fact for what it is, otherwise you shall be alone and lost when The Great Segfault occurs. Repaint now! – Manishearth Nov 23 '12 at 18:11
@Manishearth The language choice is a minor issue. People may tease each other about it, but nobody takes it seriously. Whether the opening brace goes on the same line or on the next, that is religion. – Daniel Fischer Nov 23 '12 at 18:30
@DanielFischer: Now that's just silly. The opening brace obviously goes on the same line. :P – Manishearth Nov 23 '12 at 18:31
@Manishearth You know that, and I know that, but there are unbelieving heathens out there that need to be brought the light. – Daniel Fischer Nov 23 '12 at 18:33

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