Such issues as the translation of the Book of Mormon and the historicity/geography of the Book of Mormon make people run to their ideological team and prepare for battle. They arm themselves with well-worn words and phrases and arguments that confirm their respective biases.
What if we looked these issues as puzzles to solve instead of as battles to be fought?
I discussed this on my consensus blog, here:
We can easily solve the puzzle once we recognize we're on the same team.