Actually, you are making exactly the assertion that Joseph Smith was (or should have been) God's sock puppet and are simply incapable of acknowledging that is EXACTLY what you are doing. Your assertion is Joseph Smith must have done exactly what God wanted him to do, perfectly and without error. Otherwise, how could he have been so stupid as to be human and fallible?
Another straw-man. I am wondering why Joseph would make things up even though he is in contact with God all the time.
You have avoided this question again and again. He would have to be very stupid to not know he can't read Egyptian and think he can get it right, and then think not to ask God about it. Joseph just didn't make up a line about it, but went to great lengths over years about it being Abraham's record. We both know it has never been about Joseph having to be perfect.
Ok, see the underline part. That is you stating Joseph Smith was God's sock puppet. I have not avoided the question. I have addressed your premise and you have disregarded it again and again.
Let me explain it again to you. Joseph Smith was a human being. Human beings make mistakes. We have biases, make bad assumptions, and so on. Joseph Smith was as capable as we are at doing that.
Joseph Smith could not read Egyptain Hieroglyphics. What he saw was the original record of Abraham. Now pay attention, Joseph Smith did not think to ask the Lord about the papyri in front of him and simply assumed it was written by Abraham like the Gold Plates had been written by the Nephites.
Now, I'll repeat a few things with you. Joseph Smith, despite your continued annoying assertion otherwise that he was simply God's sock puppet (and therefore God was driving this - Joseph Smith was just along for the ride), was a human being with human failings like bias, lack of knowledge, the ability to make poor assumptions and so forth. The translation of the papyri was not something God had commanded Joseph Smith to translate. This is something he decided he needed to do. Since, again, he wasn't God's sock puppet, he needed to ask the questions and get understanding from God about this. Clearly, there were things he did not fully didn't comprehend. That is understandable because he was a human being, and NOT God's sock puppet, and he had to ask the Lord the questions and obtain the understanding from the Lord himself.
Your next assertion that God should have cleared this up so those that were members of the Church wouldn't struggle with this and possibly lose their testimony in the false idea the Joseph Smith was God's sock puppet and could never make a mistake and magically knew Egyptian Hieroglyphics. I personally don't think God is very concerned about this. If you (and other members) were doing what God asked instead of what they felt and spoke with him directly, then you (and those members) wouldn't have a struggle because they would know God and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God despite his human failings.
Of course you won't think God is very concerned with this. You need this since it is all you have. I see major problems with God not correcting Joseph, and when he doesn't he is involved in deception that will lead people to reasonably conclude the Book of Abraham is made up. The responsibility is now on God for being an idiot. If God can communicate so much detailed information to Joseph he could also communicate something of vital importance as this. You can't have that since you need something.
The catalyst theory has Joseph and God being the dumb and dumber.
Let's apply your little theory to you Themis. You don't believe in God (which is clearly false). By your admission, God is deceiving you because even though he exists, he's not showing himself to you. According to you, it is God's job to come down right now and set you right. You are being completely absurd (and yes, I realize you have no idea how absurd you are being).