Why are the works of Shakespeare, Tolkien, and Rowling used to explain away the Book of Mormon, when none of those authors claimed to dictate their work, use their first draft or that their book was true scripture?
It is true that:
Other authors have produced long books
Other authors have produced complex books
Other authors have produced books at a young age
Other authors have produced books with limited education
Other authors have claimed to write scripture
Other authors have used their first draft
Other authors have produced books in a short amount of time
Other authors have dictated books
But what author meets all the criteria? When viewed all together, Joseph Smith is a clear outlier. No other author can be compared to Joseph on all these points.
What was so special about Joseph that he was unlike anyone else?
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