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Is it a good idea to propose a single site for a religion that will cover both theology and its history/evolution from a secular standpoint?
I want to propose a site for Hinduism here that will cover both Hinduism, the religion/theology itself and also secular studies on Hinduism (how the religion, its scriptures, different sects, language/scripts used evolved over time, textual criticism, etc.).
Those familiar with the Stack Exchange site for Christianity may be aware that they have two different sites for this. Quoting from this Hermeneutics SE meta post:
Hermeneutics SE would be the place to discuss the various hermeneutical methods, deal with textual and historical criticism, and cover historical interpretations as they relate to the understanding of texts, etc.
Christianity SE would be the place to discuss theological frameworks, points of doctrine, application of Scripture to daily life, the difference between different traditions, historical people and their influence on Christian practice and belief, etc.
This leaves Judaism SE with a parallel role as Christianity SE.
Given this, is it a good idea to include both aspects of Hinduism in the site proposal here? Can believers and secular scholars co-exist on the same site for religion without hating one other?