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Comment author: byrnema 28 July 2011 11:59:34PM *  1 point [-]

It is difficult to guess what the argument is without the context of knowing more about the Mormon back story.

Why is it so important what a group of people knew or could have known?

For example ... I presume John Smith was in the U.S. And he wrote a book with lots of Middle Eastern influences. ...so? Why couldn't someone in the U.S. (an immigrant from Europe no less) have information about ancient cultures?

Comment author: DanielLC 29 July 2011 05:04:38AM 1 point [-]

Joseph Smith wasn't an immigrant from Europe, though he could have had help from someone who was.