There are plenty of people out there who think the Holocaust and the Moon landings never took place. I put this partly down to the fact that both are receding into history - the last Moon landing was the best part of fifty years ago (1972) - and those who were adults at the time are fast dying off.Roy wrote: ↑08 Apr 2019, 09:20I appreciate that this question hinges to a great degree on what we accept as evidence. I believe that the LDS church position is that without a spiritual witness there is not enough evidence to prove the historicity of the BoM with archeology and other sciences alone. For whatever reason, God positioned this book as something that would require faith. If JS was the source of the text and narrative then he got a good number of things right - but he also got enough things wrong to make it understandable for non-believers to continue not to believe. There is evidence, on both sides, but there is no proof.
So if things like that, which are still within living memory with very good attestation are disbelieved, then what chance something produced in the early part of the century before last?