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Scope issues
There is a new template available for use to mark articles or sections which represent the Non-Chalcedonian view: [[Template:Oriental]]. {{User:ASDamick/sig}} 12:48, 31 October 2005 (CST)
== Scope issues ==
In general, I think the whole topic regarding Chalcedon is getting quite bloated on OrthodoxWiki. There is a [[:Category:Coptic interpretations of the Fourth Ecumenical Council|whole series of often ambiguously-named articles]] that have been produced here, and there's very little in the way of encyclopedic summary. Rather than include all these articles ''en masse'', I'd much rather have a single summary article for each side of the issue which includes external links. That, it seems to me, should be the goal. Perhaps these existing articles could be quoted appropriately in the summary articles and then deleted from the wiki. As it stands now, a reader would have a hard time getting a basic overview of the issues and would not have much context for all this other material.
[[User:Arbible|Arbible]], your tactic has often been to dump huge amounts of quoted material into discussions, especially regarding the well-known suffering of Non-Chalcedonian Christians; perhaps you can shift your trajectory a bit to something much more focussed. Certainly, Non-Chalcedonians are suffering for their faith and have suffered for it, but for most of this issue, that's not really directly relevant. Having martyrs in itself does not prove anything. (No doubt the Jews and Muslims could produce an impressive list of martyrs.)
At this point, the sheer amount of material we have on this topic here seems to me to be way, way out of proportion for the issue. OrthodoxWiki is not a repository for the debate (or lack thereof) over Chalcedon. Indeed, for both our communions, it is a chapter in our history, not the whole story. Let's work to get some serious trimming done. Take a look at some encyclopedias (and even at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]), and rethink what we have here. {{User:ASDamick/sig}} 14:58, 3 November 2005 (CST)
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