What Say You?

What Say You? is a new category of posts where I invite responses to questions of interest to me and those who visit my blog.

18 Responses to What Say You?

  1. Doug Geivett says:

    Thanks for your interest in the debate, and for mentioning several significant Christian existentialists in connection with themes that came up. I’ve always liked Marcel in particular.



  2. Ryan Shinkel says:

    Prof. Geivett,
    I recently watched the debate you had in Mexico with Rabbi Wolpe and Dr. Craig. I was surprised that someone would put forward existentialist considerations, not that I’m complaining. Existentialism is a keen interest of my studies (particularly Kierkegaard, Gabriel Marcel, and a bit of Tillich).

    What you were discussing reminded me of G.E. Moore’s discussion on beauty and having to choose between a world of beauty and a world of ugliness. He concludes, “We shall have to include in our ultimate end something beyond the limits of human existence.”

    Pax et bonum,
    Ryan Shinkel


  3. dgsinclair says:

    BTW, I got my answer on the Ontological Argument from Bill Craig at a recent event here in Turlock CA.

    The reason that you can’t use the same argument to argue for an all powerful, completely EVIL God is because the quality of evil is not great, and in some sense, is not a created thing but its absence.

    So an optimally great God must exist necessarily in all possible worlds, and must be good. Do I have the argument right now?


  4. ninio says:

    Professor Geivett,
    could you please send me a copy of your paper “Plantinga’s Externalism and the Terminus of Warrant-Based Epistemology” via e-mail at ninioelninio@gmail.com?
    I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you and best regards


  5. Doug Geivett says:


    Let’s be sure we meet at ETS/EPS.



  6. Matt says:

    Great, I am presenting at the Apologetics conference and at the SBL but will be at the ETS and EPS. Look forward to meeting you.


  7. Doug Geivett says:

    Hi Matt,

    Yes, I’ll be at the ETS meeting in Atlanta. I’m not presenting, but I will be there. I look forward to meeting you.



  8. Matt says:

    Hi Doug, just a quick question are you going to the EPS in atlanta? I ask because I going and it would be great to meet you in person.




  9. dgsinclair says:


    Heard you on Unbelievable, and hope you can help. I submitted the question I ask on my blog in the link below, but would love to hear another opinion. I have put up a challenge to the Ontological argument in the post entitled

    Ontology of the Devil

    Look forward to your reply/discussion.


  10. Doug Geivett says:

    You make great points in your review of Avatar, Roger. Thanks for letting me know of it here.


  11. Jason says:

    hi i have been chatting with this guy about Christianity and God and he has asked many questions that i have been able to answer but he recently asked one that reminded me of the apologetics conference that you talked at at cross roads bible church. i remembered that you talked about “solving the problem of evil” the question(s) are “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” (Epicurus). I am pretty sure you mentioned something about this in the lecture and i was wondering what is a nice, simple to understand, way to answer that… or if there is a simple way to answer it.


  12. Doug Geivett says:

    Hi Bob,

    Yes, of course I remember our interaction. I’ve continued to do debates. In July I was in Buffalo, NY. In January I’ll be in Birmingham, AL.


  13. Doug – You undoubtedly remember me from the Great Stanford Debate a few years back. I am still getting requests for that DVD. But in the meantime, I have totally lost my contact for you and if you have a suitable email contact for my address book, that would be great. In the meantime, I am ready if you are for the next Great Debate II. Let me know if I can accomplish anything for you in the video department.
    Blessings …….. Bob Seeberger


  14. ‘Faith Interface’ – a blog discussing the interface between Science, Philosophy & Christian Theology.


  15. Wintery Knight says:

    Doug, I need the link to your lecture on the problem of evil. I mentioned it on my new blog. Please stop by and check out my posts on the problem of evil, and the cosmological argument. You have to post a comment! Please!

    New problem of evil post:

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    My blog is like 3 days old! This is awesome!


  16. Doug Geivett says:

    Hi Carol!

    Glad you visited. Zeitgeist is on my list. How ’bout I see it, then post about it here?


  17. Carol Raymer says:

    Hello Doug,
    I was enjoying reading your blogs and wanted to ask you about info to suggest to a college student who was asking questions about the movie Zeitgeist. I haven’t watched it all yet… thanks for your input. I figured you might have some links to good articles etc.


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