In the Mormon hymnal called If you could hie to Kolob (pg. 284) it reads, “If you could hie to kolob in a twinkling of an eye, And then continue onward with that same speed to fly… [you'd]... find the generation where the gods began to be?” Huh? A generation is all of the offspring that are at the same stage of descent from a common ancestor. So the Mormon chain of procreating gods goes back to a single source? Is this Originator personal or impersonal? male or female? Mormons have no answer. This sounds like the Hindu concept of Brahman that is the source of all the gods and "is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all things in this universe" (Wikipedia.com). Is this LDS doctrine? But wait, the LDS prophet Brigham Young said that “there never was a time when there were not Gods…” (See Journal of Discourses 7:333). So which is it, a Brahman-like orginal source or an infinite regress? Brigham Young's remark reminds me of the story of an old woman who insists that the world is carried around on the back of a giant turtle. So a reasonable young man asked, "Well, what is that turtle standing on?" And the woman retorted, "Oh no, you can't trick me young man! It's turtles all the way down!"
Where did the Mormon Gods come from? There appears to be contradictory doctrines in Mormonism; and maybe, just maybe Joseph Smith made it up?