I really don’t understand the defensiveness of Mormons when Joseph Smith is criticized. The Mormon is not being criticized.
Why do people get huffy and angry?
I can understand people saying, “I don’t agree” or “I’ll have to look into that myself” or “I already know about that, but I choose to believe anyway,” but the anger response is strange. You would think that people would be curious to know why the criticism or want to verify the criticism. Instead they refuse to verify it. They refuse to look into it and they just get super mad.
What do you think?