Dr. Shades wrote:
RockSlider wrote:As for your Book of Abraham work, I hope your presentation goes well for you and your upcoming book is a success.
Back to the O.P., I don't believe that Will has an upcoming book.
You are a very curious character, Dr. Shades. You remain convinced, despite all the evidence that seems to point to Schryver's bona fides.
Now I admit I haven't taken the time to read every single post on this thread, but I tried to look for yours, and I could not see where you had provided any kind of logical reasoning to explain the evidence of Will's extensive and long-term involvement in the KEP project.
Do you actually believe that Schryver has not been working with Hauglid and Gee? Because I have confirmed, from people who are in a position to know, that he has not only been working with them, but that they have been very impressed at how he seems to have quite the knack for seeing things that others have missed. Things that were there all the time, right in front of everyone, but people (including Hugh Nibley) somehow couldn't see the forest for the trees. Certainly he could be wrong about all of these things, and that will certainly be judged in course of time, but the evidence that he is doing something
seems obvious to everyone but you.
Do you honestly believe that William is lying about having examined, on more than one occasion, the Joseph Smith papyri and the Kirtland Egyptian papers? Because, I have an acquaintance who works directly with Marlin Jensen and Rick Turley at the Church history library. He confirms that Schryver has indeed been granted access to those things, at least once last year as well as earlier this year. In fact, he says that there is quite a bit of excitement building about what William is doing. He even told me that Elder Jensen, in remarks made last week at a fireside in Kansas City (iirc) made specific reference to some of these new findings!
But YOU think it’s all a big charade. How strange!
Why do you think Schryver would fabricate such a blatant lie? You must have some thoughts on WHY he would do such a thing. What would be his motivation? What could he possibly hope to gain?
I can understand you not believing that Will’s findings will have anything of substance to contribute to the Book of Abraham discussion. What I do not understand is why you continue to hold to your opinion that everything he has said all along has been “made up.”
It will be very interesting to see your reaction if and when you are proven to have been wrong.
By the way (this is a question for everyone here) what are your opinions about what Schryver will be talking about? What is this all about, in your opinion? What could he possibly have to say that hasn’t already been said? What angle could he be taking that would be new and different? Any ideas?