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WHAT IS A PLAUSIBLE ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATION FOR THE BOOK OF MORMON?

1. Joseph dictated it

This theory would require claiming that Joseph (while his head was in a hat):

In addition, the theory doesn’t account for:

2. Joseph dictated it while in a trance

This theory would require claiming that farmboy Joseph somewhere in his subconscious:

Or… we appeal to the supernatural that Joseph could speak through dead people. In which case doesn’t Joseph’s own “supernatural” claim have way more evidence than this one?

3. Joseph wrote it in his own time

It would require claiming that:

Not only that, but the theory would require that farm boy Joseph:

In addition, the theory doesn’t account for:

4. Joseph’s inner circle wrote it

Despite initial interest, this theory has declined in popularity seeing that it has no evidence and is a bit far-fetched

The theory also doesn’t account for:

5. Some unknown expert in Hebraisms etc wrote it

This theory has never been popular with critics, there are much simpler theories. The theory doesn’t account for 

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