Critics say the Book of Mormon is not the word of God, that it is a fraud and false. So then what is your explanation for the existence of the book? It must have come from somewhere. Joseph Smith had an elementary school education and wasn’t known for having great writing skills. Did he write it on his own? Could you, even with the help of your college education and the Internet write such a book? Before you answer, have you actually read the book from cover to cover? The idea that Joseph Smith, or any other person or group of persons, could write such a book, even today, is hard to believe. I’d be willing to bet that if you got 20 of the smartest people together with degrees in archeology, Meso-American culture, Hebrew studies, theology, and Central American geography, they might be able to write a book, but I bet it could be conclusively and obviously proven to be an invention within a matter of days.
But hey, give it your best shot. If you don’t believe Joseph Smith was a prophet who translated the Book of Mormon from ancient plates with God’s help, where do you think the book came from?