Has anyone noticed that you can now buy a replica of the sword of Laban at Deseret Book? Presumably it should be placed right next to "Harry's Wand," "Gimli's Axe" and the "Sword of Aragorn" in our curio cabinets. What next? Will we be able to buy a replica of the golden plates? Or a Urim and Thumim to wear around the house? I mean, sheesh! If it gets you interested in the Book of Mormon, I guess that's good. But isn't it a little, I don't know, weird? I mean let's not confuse scripture with fantastical lore, here. It's not Lord of the Rings, although it does have some awesome war passages and some very conflicted characters. It has some cool prophecies and some betrayal and a lot of heroism. It certainly ends with a bang. I guess it is a bit Tolkien-esque. Next thing you know, they'll be making a movie of it!
Oops. I guess I am the weird one now.