Between Droopy and "Nomad", we're getting a picture into how some people maintain faith in the LDS church.
Will admitted making the statement in question, after he initially denied making the statement in question. In response to his admission, Droopy and Nomad are willing to believe that the moderators altered Will's post in order to create a fake confession, and then Will didn't make any objection to the mods having done so.
Wow. I mean, wow.
So what we have here is two believers preferring to believe the most fanciful, unsupported nonsense rather than be forced to relinquish their cherished belief in Will's innocence.
That is apologia in a nutshell.
I would say that this is terribad apologia in a nutshell. Trust me, the competent and thoughtful apologists are shaking their heads at the displays being put on by Will's defenders.
But otherwise, QFT.
BTW, no one is contesting that doppelgängers happen on our forums. They do, and in fact, several people on the original 2009 thread wherein WilliamSchryver
made his debut questioned whether or not it was the real William. Had William's denials in this thread remained consistent, I'd have likely given him the benefit of the doubt and changed my OP to note that the quote in question appeared to be the work of a doppelgänger.
However, William ignored my request for clarification on the matter, and the next mention of it on the thread was when jon
asked him about the dubious quote a few days later. When jon
asked him, William affirmed that he wrote it. Mystery solved.
If William's defenders want me to change my OP so as to no longer ascribe the quote to William, I'm going to need a better explanation for William's affirmation of the quote than this fanatical "THE MODERATORS DEED EET!!!" nonsense.
Like I said above: if you believe that the moderators are editing people's posts to make them say things that they did not say, I don't know why you even post here. I can deal with censorship, but I could never deal with someone changing my own words to make it look like I said something I never said, something that is the polar opposite of what I did say.
BTW, I noticed that someone registered here as Bill Schryver
last week. Might I suggest one of William's sock puppets---I mean, underlings---contact him to make sure that's his handle? If not, he should probably contact the mods about nipping this impostor in the bud.