I don't know if you followed some of the recent exchanges on "Faith Promoting Rumor," but noted Mopologist and "Interpreter" Editor-in-Chief Allen Wyatt took quite a drubbing before managing to get a number of posts deleted (posts which he claims were authored by somebody else). Perhaps the reason for the deletions had something to do with the fact that Wyatt does not have a Ph.D.--something that tends to be a real liability in the world of Mopologetics--hence the Mopologists' obsession with symbols of academic status.
Interestingly, today on "Sic et Non," Dr. Peterson included this intriguing announcement:
Did you catch that last bit? "after him Allen Wyatt, and now Allen Wyatt with the help of Jeff Lindsay. Whoa.... Please correct me if I'm mistaken, but it would appear that Allen Wyatt, who has been the sole Editor-in-Chief seemingly since 2017 at least, has now been forced to work with a Ph.D.-holding partner? Did Wyatt "screw up" somehow? (Such as by posting on FPR?) Or, is this yet another case of the Mopologists' obsession with status, and fearing criticism of Wyatt's lack of a Ph.D., they felt that they needed to bring in Jeff Lindsay, in order to forestall those kinds of criticisms?Sic et Non wrote:The Interpreter Foundation has now been publishing at least one article, and sometimes two or even three, for 417 consecutive weeks, since its founding 418.5 weeks ago. This is beginning to look like some sort of predictable pattern. I’m deeply grateful to all those who have made this possible, and particularly to Bryce Haymond at the first, then Jeff Bradshaw, after him Allen Wyatt, and now Allen Wyatt with the help of Jeff Lindsay. It’s wonderful to work with good people.
Whatever the case may be, it's tempting to read this as a huge slap in the face to Wyatt. It's also worth pointing out that, unless I'm mistaken, this is the first time that Peterson has publicly thanked Wyatt in months. Good luck finding even a cursory mention of Wyatt's efforts over the course of June and May. And yet there is all kinds of praise for "Neville Neville Land," Book of Mormon Central, and other organizations and people. Maybe if Wyatt engaged in the kind of "malevolent stalking" that "Peter Pan" engages in, then he'd earn DCP's respect? Furthermore, Wyatt did not even get his own thank you--DCP lumped him in with all of these other folks! Ouch. Talk about adding insult to injury! I don't know Wyatt puts up with this kind of treatment: he ought to take his ball and go home.
In any event, this would appear to be quite an intriguing development in the world of Mopologetics. Then again, perhaps we'll get some spin-doctored explanation for this on "Sic et Non" in the next day or so. We'll have to wait and see!