Carr: Anonynous is correct.
The miracles in the New Testament can be treated to exactly the same analysis with which Christians treat the stories in the Book of Mormon and the Koran.
See my article Miracles and the Book of Mormon at
VR: The fact that Mormons claim that the angel Moroni revealed the book of Mormon to Joseph Smith on gold plates is not sufficient to condemn their doctrine. The Mormons believe a bunch of stuff that is contradicted by the evidence, and this is something that goes over and above the mere fact that their doctrine commits them to the miraculous. For example, if they are right, we should expect a DNA similarity between Native Americans and Jews, but there is none, if Mormonism is true we should expect Native Americans to have developed wheel technology enough to have chariots, but they don't, etc. Accepting the Christian story involves accepting divine intervention, but it doesn't commit me to the sort of conflict with the facts that Mormonism requires.
I am providing a link to an old post of mine on Mormonism, which makes essentially these points.