The topic: Defending your cosmological worldview from the Bible: What do the Scriptures have to say about the Earth and its place in the cosmos?
Key things to address in the debate:
* Circle or sphere
* Nature of the Firmament
* Heliocentric or geocentric cosmology
Format: A 2-hour debate (with a little fudge-factor for moderation, it would likely come in at about 2 hours 15 minutes total)
* The moderator will introduce each speaker, then reiterate the focus of the debate is to discuss what the Scriptures have to say about the shape and nature of the Earth and its place in the cosmos. This way the audience knows what to expect and the rules are set for the speakers before we begin.
* The moderator will flip a coin to determine who goes first.
Each speaker gets a half-hour to present opening arguments from the Scriptures concerning the topic(s) listed above.
* After opening statements, each speaker will get 15 minutes for a rebuttal.
* After rebuttals, each speaker will get 15 minutes for concluding remarks and that brings the debate to an end.
As a statement of good faith, I suggested we (the flat Earth community) pay his way. Hence this crowdfunding effort. We’ll be paying for his airfare, car rental, and lodging and Robbie will be comping his admission to the conference as a speaker. So, would you be willing to help us make this happen?
GoFundMe to help bring Dr. Robert Sungenis to FE2018 USA.
Let’s do this.
– Rob Skiba