"In the heavens are parents single?
No, the thought makes reason stare!
Truth is reason, truth eternal
Tells me I've a mother there!"
ETERNAL MARRIAGE OR PHALLIC FANTASY?
Mormon doctrine teaches that all of earth's inhabitants were born in the spirit world before becoming candidates for earth mortality and that God and His plural wives produced those spirit children in the same manner as it happens in mortality. That is to say by way of sexual intercourse. The doctrine also teaches that “worthy” males and females will inherit the “Celestial Kingdom” (where God dwells) and become gods and goddesses to create worlds and fill them with people in the same manner as God and his predecessors have.
This doctrine (story) is taught to every faithful member from childhood on and becomes one of the guiding stars of Mormon theology. As a result, even though polygamy has been officially removed from the observed practices of the church since the 1890 Manifesto* of church president Wilford Woodruff, most every Mormon male is looking forward to the day when the practice can be re-instated. [* Church property had been escheated to the US government as a penalty for violating territorial law banning polygamy. This manifesto got it back!]
In the meantime, the custom of marriage in a temple is promoted and practiced so that those faithful young Mormon couples will have a head start toward that doctrinal goal when they have passed the veil of tears. The number of times annually when temple marriages are solemnized is in the thousands.
In order to check out the rationality of that eternal marriage/procreation doctrine, I recently did some surfing/calculating on the issue of how many humans had been on earth since the First Stone Age. I guessed the results might show an irrationality of phallic fantasy of Mormon men.
The study could not be accurate without including an additional 1/3rd of the calculated actual world population to cover the group that was cast out of heaven as followers of Satan. Satan and his followers had warred in heaven against the 2/3rd majority who chose Jesus as their future savior.
An estimated number of 109+ billion came up to the present time with additional daily births estimated at 16,000/hr or 140.16 million/yr.
If we take 1/2 of the 109+ billion mortals as 1/3rd (Satan's Crew) of the total = 54.5 Billion and add it we get a total of 163.5 Billion.
Then take 1/2 of 140.16 million yearly births (Satan's Crew) =70.08 million and add it to the pre-existent total we get an additional 210.24 million.