Stephen Smoot has concluded his series of essays in response to an important product from proponents of the so-called “Heartland model” of the Book of Mormon:
And the writing of another prominent Heartland proponent has been subjected to withering criticisms of late. Here are three examples:
And it’s all at my fiendish direction. (See below.)
Moreover, while we’re speaking of the Great Lakes, some of you may remember the time a while back when, by my sovereign command, poor Stephen Smoot was forced into the disreputable field dead-end field of Egyptology and exiled to the remote and perpetually frozen village of Toronto, which is located in the semi-mythical barbarian land known to anthropologists and Arctic explorers as “Canada.” You can refresh your memory, perhaps, by reading these two representative accounts:
It seems, though, that I’m up to my old tricks again. (Not that I’m ever not malicious, mean-spirited, and exploitative, of course! Please don’t get me wrong. I’m chronically both “nasty” and “delusional.”)
The basic motivation of my life is to destroy other people whenever and wherever I can, and so I’ve ordered poor naïve Stephen Smoot (and presumably “Peter” and “Captain Hook” and others whose real names and identities I don’t even know) to launch a critique of the Heartland model (aka a “smear” of those advocating it). Trashing fellow Latter-day Saints, and exploiting others, is my sole passion in life. The knife in the back is my favorite tool. I’ve never met an unethical act that I didn’t like.
I’m shamelessly using Steve Smoot and the others in a desperate attempt to save my failing “legacy,” and I don’t mind setting my exploited tools up for an eventual fall. When I’m done with people, I discard them.
Trust me. All of the above is absolutely true. I read it online, on a message board. There can be no doubt about any of it. If it weren’t true, my Malevolent Stalker and one of his lesser epigones would surely never have asserted it.