So lets just say Moroni gave Joseph plates these size (mind you, they’re pure gold):
Ok, he could probably lift it, probably only a couple hundred pounds…
How about this size?
Maybe, he’s purty strong, three hundred lbs?
No fucking way, that’s gold bitch! Probably around 600 pounds right there! And he hauled it four miles back to his pad and all over the country side? Com’on now! Even like with the power of God, 600 pounds is 600 pounds! And if you think I’m being mean that is the church’s official display, that’s probably a 1/2 ton of gold!
And how did he haul the sword of Laban around?
He may have had a wagon but I doubt it.
And how’d you translate a half ton of gold??? the Urim and Thummim while looking into a top hat?
Ok, ok, he could have just put these in his pocket but there was some sort of breast plate and a top hat but Google wouldn’t give me a very good picture. “mumum smsmsyush” and “uh, you just mumbled something”, furthermore “…and i went forthwith translating this gospel with but a mere salt and pepper shaker”, that is some really nice work there Joseph!
I’m just saying that something made of pure gold is going to be heavy, even if Reformed Egyptian is like freaky hieroglyphic shorthand. Just saying…