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One of my readers—okay, my reader— recently wondered why the Worst has not been updated in over a month. In my defense I can only say that I have a couple of other projects that I need to get completed before I can get back to shouting the deeds of the seedy underworld of the worst of the anti-Mormon web from the rooftops.

And to make matters worse, as if that is possible, it now turns out that Loftes Tryk, of all people, is now on the web. So now the primary reason for the existence of this site must be questioned.

So you want to know something about Loftes Tryk (pronounced "trick," I am told)? How about a guided tour of his website?

Tryk is nothing if not a novel and creative interpreter of the Book of Mormon. Notice the exquisite artwork in this sketch of Nephi's life.

Hard to believe, but the sketch of Lehi is worse. Does he even read the texts that he criticizes?

And finally, for today at least—and one can only hope that Loftes continues his fine intepretative efforts—is Tryk's bizzare and convoluted interpretation of several passages from the Book of Mormon.

Now the truth of the matter is that Tryk is brand new to the Net and he has hardly begun to publish the materials he has published previously as "The Jacob's Well Report." But he has published a wonderful tome by the name of The Best Kept Secrets in the Book of Mormon. I here refer you to Dan Peterson's fine review of that interesting peice of scholarship.

And not being one to waste anything juicy, I am leaving Dan Peterson's correspondence up for your reading enjoyment.

Due to overwhelming popular demand from my reader, I have done an exhaustive search of my email and turned up the missing Dan Peterson correspondence. You may now enjoy the correspondence in its entirety. And to repeat myself from last week:

Dan Peterson recently had an email exchange with the author of the Moroni the Alien site. This week's Worst features all of Dan's correspondence with this fellow. I think it rather nicely illustrates exactly what the most rabid, howling-at-the-moon anti-Mormons are like.

Oh yes, if you have a pacemaker installed, you may want to refrain from reading. You may die laughing. For the rest of you, in order to help prevent laugh-induced injury, place pillows on the floor near your computer—and keep a box of tissues nearby. ROFL.