You believe Adam was made of the dust of this earth. This I do not believe, though it is supposed that it is so written in the Bible; but it is not, to my understanding. . . . I do not believe that portion of the Bible as the Christian world do. I never did, and I never want to. What is the reason I do not? Because I have come to understanding, and banished from my mind all the baby stories my mother taught me when I was a child.
[J.D 2:6; Delivered in the Tabernacle, SLC, Utah; Brigham Young; October 23, 1853; "Concepts Quotations Dealing With the Origin, Identity Position of Adam Eve"]