Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Is It Wrong To Genetically Modify Humans To Make Them Better?

We have already genetically modified much of our food and many of our animals to make them "better", so would it be wrong to take the next step and genetically modify humans to come up with "better" people?

After all, on Monday Jonathan Roman authored an article in the Guardian in which he insisted that "there's nothing immoral about becoming partners with God in the work of creation."

If we can cause our fruits and vegetables to grow larger and have them last longer on the store shelves by genetically modifying them, why not use this same technology to improve mankind?

Already our advanced knowledge of genetics is beginning to be used to weed out potential diseases.

Consider this headline from earlier this week: Britain's First Breast Cancer Gene-Free Designer Baby Born.

Doctors at the University College Hospital in London "created" a number of embryos for the baby's parents and screened them for the variant BRCA1 gene which supposedly leads to a higher risk of breast cancer. Then they picked out one of the embryos without the gene.

So what happens to the embryos that were not used? Perhaps they were frozen for future use. Perhaps they were dumped in the wastebasket.

Of course they make it sound really great. The mother was able to pick an embryo that is very unlikely to develop breast cancer. Who would be mean enough to be against that?

That is how they always introduce these things.

They make it sound like they are saving lives and preventing disease.

They make it sound wonderful.

But what about choosing embryos with blue eyes and blonde hair over other embryos?

Wouldn't choosing children who look more appealing give them a better chance for a happier life?

Consider the questions that are raised about this issue in the following video.....

But why should we simply stop there?

Why not combine humans with other types of lifeforms?

Who wouldn't want to create a stronger, faster human that could live far longer?

Shouldn't we allow science to be free to move there experiments in any direction that they think will be for the good of humanity?

Imagine a world where the government uses your DNA without your consent to create human/animal hybrid creatures for bizarre scientific experiments. Does that sound like a plot to a far-fetched Hollywood film? It's not.

The U.K. House of Commons recently passed a law entitled the "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill" that allows human/animal embryos to be created through cloning which scientists may then use for "scientific" experiments.

Where will the scientists get the DNA they need for this cloning? Well, another provision in the bill allows scientists to take DNA from certain classes of people without their consent. So if you live in the U.K., and you belong to one of those classes of people, you can now be cloned without your consent.

Does any of this disturb you?

It should.

Did you realize that the 3000 year old book of Jasher (a book of ancient history that is quoted in the Biblical books of Joshua and II Samuel) tells of evil genetic engineering that was going on in the days of Noah?

You can find the text of the book of Jasher here:


Of particular interest is Jasher 4:18.....

"and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord"

The truth is that all of this genetic modification is not something new.

According to the book of Jasher, this type of wickedness was going on just before Noah's flood.

Now we are doing the exact same thing in our day, but we think we are so "advanced". The reality is that we are only "advanced" in wickedness.

We are opening up a door to great evil, and the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:37 very appropriately describe the current state of affairs.....

"As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man."

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