1. Joseph Smith in his ignorant naivete was extremely audacious, over-confident, and foolhardy. He rushed in where angels fear to tread.
2. He was extremely creative, if not a religious genius, despite his lack of education, so he knew if he was to make his book credible he must include the difficult as well as the easy. Nevertheless, he was an impostor guilty of transparent plagiarism.
3. He was not the author of the Book of Mormon, but its translator from ancient plates, by the gift and power of God.