In the beginning, there was The Plan
And then came the Assumptions.
And the Assumptions were without form,
And the Plan was without substance.
And eventually darkness was upon the face of many members and they spoke amongst themselves saying, "It's a crock of shit and it stinks."
And those members went unto their Bishops and said,"It is a pail of dung and we can't live with the smell."
And the Bishops went unto their Stake Presidents saying, "It is a container of excrement and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it."
And the Stake Presidents went unto their Area Authorities saying, "It is a vessel of fertilizer and none may abide its strength."
And the Area Authorities spoke among themselves, saying to one another, "It contains that which aids plant growth and it is very strong."
And the Area Authorities went to the Apostles saying unto them, "It promotes growth and it is very powerful."
And the Apostles went to the Prophet saying unto him, "This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor of the church with very powerful effects."
And the Prophet looked upon the Plan and said it was good, and the Plan became Policy