Jesu Christ and the plates are real, yes. However, Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God; the plates are inanimate objects on which was engraved a record of God's dealing with human beings.
Thanks for clearing that up. The continual attempt by mormonism to downgrade Christ to fit the mormon template is really obvious in some posts here.
Now you are getting silly. To say that A is as real as B is not to "downgrade" either A or B.
Hey logo, you are beginning to sound like a modalist or even a trinitarian here. You need to clarify your definitions here a bit.
That's total mormon crapola when B is Jesus Christ and A is the fictional golden plates of mormonism.
The blasphemy that is posted here by mormons is endless.
To say that B is real only on the word of some folks with vested interest in it is, well, hopeful at the least.