posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 03:33 PM
For the most part, the arguments against cloning are a result of basic primordial human fears.
- Clones are not born the same way. Different is always bad.
- If a baby does not come out of a women’s vagina then it will not have a soul.
Unfortunately, religious beliefs are often the scapegoat for mankind’s fear of the dark. In the past, as in the present, religion has been the tool
for many delays in desperately needed medical advancements.
Many people cannot accept blood transfusions based on religious beliefs. If they take blood from someone else then that other person’s evil will
invade their body.
Lawsuits and injunctions, based on religions and immoral grounds, were brought against the first doctors to perform heart and organ transplants.
There are also religious beliefs that keep people from going to a doctor to get common treatments, this attitude goes so far as to deny children basic
medical care because everything should be left in God’s hands.
Organ Donation is still not fully accepted in many religions. Organ donation should be seen as the ultimate act of charity.
Inoculation against smallpox was opposed on religious grounds. Ministers joined in a manifesto proclaiming that vaccination against smallpox was
"endeavoring to baffle Divine judgment."
The first anesthesia administered to women while giving birth was opposed to on religious grounds.
The list goes on and on…Basically, every medical advancement that mankind as ever made was delayed by someone with a religious belief against it. We
can see the same battles being played out today with Stem Cell research and cloning. People always look to religion to help justify their primitive