You people and the Tanners seem to think that if someone is listed as “editor” of a newspaper, they sit there every day putting every word on the printed page, and no one else is involved. Is that really how you think a newspaper is put together today, or ever was if it had as “editor” someone who had many other things going on in their life? Goodness! Think, people!
Ah, well, every “easy out” is as good as another. The Book of Mormon is not for lazy students. Any one of you ought to write such a book yourself. You could make it up about the aborigines of Australia. The Tanner organization would love you for it, and pay you big bucks. But as Jerusha pointed out recently, the text had better be college reading level material, or you won’t have replicated something similar to Book of Mormon. Also, put believable chiasmus in it, and several flashbacks as well as doctrine that brings lasting personal and family happiness.
The Book of Mormon truly is a sifter of hearts. So is the description of how it was translated. I love everything about this sifting process that God has used to detect the real desires of the hearts of humankind.