Joseph Smith created a cult, but his followers will tell you it is just as legitimate as any other religion. Except for the fact that all the world's scientists will tell you that New Mexico was not the cradle of civilization, and there is absolutely no evidence of Israelis in ancient America. Sorry, Joseph Smith had no idea of modern science when he was making up this crock of garbage.
Mormons aren't bad people, but they are stupid for believing in this gigantic load of bullshit. They also believe non-white people were cursed by God.
When Joseph Smith founded the mormon, he claims he was visit by two men who told him to start his own religion. Joseph further claims he had special glasses to read gold plates. This may have been the first instance in documented history where a guy was really high.