Monday, February 7, 2011

Human Cloning and the Bible

In a forum I ran into, a question was asked, "Will clones believe in the Bible?"

The question reveals the utter lack of knowledge of many people about human cloning. The question seems to imply that cloned humans would be Godless, soul-less beings unable to believe in the Bible or anything spiritual for that matter.

Belief in the Bible or even in the constitution of the United States is an individual choice. There are atheists as there are rebels. Stephen Hawking, one of the smartest men in the planet, is an avowed atheist. Is he a clone? His choice not to believe in God or in the Bible is a personal one.

On the other hand, Billy Graham, the distinguished evangelist, believes in God and the Bible. His choice to do so is also a personal one.

Both men came to their choices out of experience and influence as they grew up. Cloned humans will go through the same process. They will not be any different from you and I. They will be humans as humans can be. We won't even be able to tell the difference.

Cloned humans will individually have their own belief systems like any person, because they are persons! Heck, some might even ask silly questions like the one in the forum.

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