QUOTE: “While brother Joseph was referring to the providences of God, I was led to reflect that there is no act, no principle, no power belonging to the Deity that is not purely philosophical. The birth of the Savior was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood—was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers.” -Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 8, p. 115. [source]
COMMENTARY: Mormons teach that God has a body, and that the title Heavenly Father is literal rather than figurative. Jesus is His Only Begotten in the flesh. Which, when you think about it, means that God and Mary actually “did it.” Maybe that explains why the Word of Wisdom wasn’t given until the latter days. A little wine, a little Netflix, and before you know it, she’s all “behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.