These questions should be made off-topic because they are not answerable based on available evidence. In other words, there is nothing scientific in the investigation of the evidence.
Also, they may be mainly rhetorical questions. They may not be motivated by real curiosity, but by wanting to make a statement of sorts—often implicitly in the question.
This site should not concern itself with any of the following:
- Religious, philosophical, theological disputes: a metaphysical position is not addressable via scientific skepticism.
- Political arguments which are based on ideology and not on fact.
- Dietrology (the idea that people can presume motives based on actions—source)
Therefore the following types of questions will not be welcome here:
Questions about someone's faith or beliefs or metaphysical positions: e.g., "Was X [Christian/Jewish/Hindu/Pastafarian/atheist]?"
Questions about personal and political motivations and other intangibles: e.g., "Did X do Y because of Z?", "Did politician A endorse policy B because he had agenda C?"
Questions which are not strictly scientific evidence based: e.g., "Was X the only one believing that Y?", "Does [your chosen deity] exist?", "Will X thing happen in the future?"
To incorporate some feedback:
Questions may have a political or religious undertone, but they should not be about politics or religion. There are some good questions related to politics or religion (some questions about news reporting of political figures, some question regarding religious texts or artefacts).
Example questions to burninate:
- Was Hitler a Christian?
We don't know what he believed. We can guess from his writing or from his actions, and imply motivation from there, but there is no way of scientifically investigating belief.
- Was there a pact between the Mafia and the Italian government in the 1990's?
Impossible to prove. There is wildly diverging evidence, and the whole question is heavily politically loaded in Italy, making most evidence basically unconvincing.
- Did Gore support climate change because of personal gain?
We don't know why Gore did anything. Did he gain something? For sure, e.g. a Nobel prize, but asking whether he did support climate change because of the personal gain cannot be answered through proof.
- Was Bush the only one believing that Iraq had WMD?
We don't know what people believe - especially politicians, who have all interest in saying what makes them popular, instead of publicly stating their true beliefs.