The argument from ‘Possible Textual Influence’ or ‘Literary Similarity’ IS NOT THE SAME as the argument from ‘Source Plagiarism’. Apologists dismiss the former by attacking the latter which is a ‘straw man fallacy’. I neither need to prove that Joseph Smith read any of the books included below before the publication of the Book of […]Read more "Argument from ‘Possible Textual Influences’ Against The Book of Mormon"
It seems almost beyond doubt that if Joseph Smith did not have in his possession actual “gold plates” of the ancient and Nephite variety, then he most likely produced an imitation with which to deceive his family and friends, including the eight witnesses. An imitation which, for the most part and as far as we can […]Read more "What Did the Eight Book of Mormon Witnesses Actually “Witness”?"