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Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 5:21pm On Jun 06, 2012
Logic Mind:

so why is religion against human cloning then?

It's generally not a good idea and it doesn't bode well for the clone.
Cloning is generally inconsiderate of the clone it creates.
How would you feel knowing you are just a photocopy of another human being? You will feel inferior your whole copied life and at some point might consider suicide, or outright murder to be the only one (if morally uninclined).

Most people also wouldn't just clone for fun, but for organ harvesting, etc.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by LogicMind: 6:04pm On Jun 06, 2012
2buff:

It's generally not a good idea and it doesn't bode well for the clone.
Cloning is generally inconsiderate of the clone it creates.
How would you feel knowing you are just a photocopy of another human being? You will feel inferior your whole copied life and at some point might consider suicide, or outright murder to be the only one (if morally uninclined).

Most people also wouldn't just clone for fun, but for organ harvesting, etc.

Those reasons do not seem to bother christians concerning abortions and contraceptives.

Have you considered how someone would feel knowing he is an unwanted fruit of an abominable ra.pe?
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 6:12pm On Jun 06, 2012
Thats because you don't play God and end an innocent life before it even begins.
Why create a clone just to kill it? and why spawn new life no matter how small just to extinguish it?
That decision should be left to the life itself, not you. And if there is love, i doubt the life would ever choose to take its own life.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by LogicMind: 6:17pm On Jun 06, 2012
2buff: Thats because you don't play God and end an innocent life before it even begins.
Why create a clone just to kill it? and why spawn new life no matter how small just to extinguish it?
That decision should be left to the life itself, not you. And if there is love, i doubt the life would ever choose to take its own life.

I am trying to understand you.

Prevent an unwanted birth by wearing a condom is not good but prevent an unwanted birth by desisting from cloning is good? Am I getting you right?

Please explain the difference between the two for me.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 6:23pm On Jun 06, 2012
I am not against using a condom to prevent unwanted birth. Contraception is a godsend for family planning.
If a baby had to come out every time a man and his wife got it on, I doubt that would be very manageable.

But I think I have heard of this anti contraceptive talks from some groups before. But they are just that...groups.
I would guess they also believe a man should only have sex with his wife when they want a baby...these people of course, are free to make their own life choices.
I wouldn't call it a Christian thing. In truth, contraception existed long ago. It just probably didn't come in the form of rubber and pills.

Now if it's about having sex with someone else that isn't your spouse, that's a whole other topic.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by LogicMind: 6:35pm On Jun 06, 2012
2buff: I am not against using a condom to prevent unwanted birth. Contraception is a godsend for family planning.
If a baby had to come out every time a man and his wife got it on, I doubt that would be very manageable.

But I think I have heard of this anti contraceptive talks from some groups before. But they are just that...groups.
I would guess they also believe a man should only have sex with his wife when they want a baby...these people of course, are free to make their own life choices.
I wouldn't call it a Christian thing. In truth, contraception existed long ago. It just probably didn't come in the form of rubber and pills.

Now if it's about having sex with someone else that isn't your spouse, that's a whole other topic.

The pope, that represents billions, is not a christian according to you?

The catholic churh is anti-contraception of any kind. The catholic church is not just any "group".
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 6:47pm On Jun 06, 2012
Logic Mind:

The pope, that represents billions, is not a christian according to you?

The catholic churh is anti-contraception of any kind. The catholic church is not just any "group".

I'm not catholic...And yes they're just a group to me. Though brethren still, all our views don't have to align.
As with anything, there is the good and the bad. One can say Contraception is good for family planning and extremely valuable for a healthy married life. Another can say it is bad because now people are, in a sense, encouraged to have sex outside of wedlock because they feel contraception eliminates the consequences (being totally ignorant of the spiritual consequences).

Like any other thing in his life, it can be abused. That choice is left to the users.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by binger(m): 6:49pm On Jun 06, 2012
There are no human clones! Ask reasonable,mature nd relevant questions...
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 6:50pm On Jun 06, 2012
2buff, you appear to be against abortion from your posts so I wanted to ask this; Is abortion allowed in the early stages of pregnancy? Like the first two months after conception?
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by jonced(m): 6:52pm On Jun 06, 2012
[b][/b]@OP

THIS IS A RIDICULOUS TOPIC.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HUMAN CLONE, PEOPLE SHOULD RESEARCH PROPERLY BEFORE POSTING undecided
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by warrior101: 6:58pm On Jun 06, 2012
ask cork i hear he is a clone
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by kingralph(m): 6:59pm On Jun 06, 2012
Hello all
This is me first post on NL
NO. I dont think clones have souls cos they (clones) are not formed from the normal fusion of the male and female sex cells. I believe clones have a void in their spiritual make-up which can be filled by any spiritual entity...even demons. Small wonder why the pope has a particular interest in stemming the development of human cloning technology. There is this belief that the antichrist will be a clone!
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by warrior101: 7:03pm On Jun 06, 2012
2buff: Thats because you don't play God and end an innocent life before it even begins.
Why create a clone just to kill it? and why spawn new life no matter how small just to extinguish it?
That decision should be left to the life itself, not you. And if there is love, i doubt the life would ever choose to take its own life.

why not? cloning good be a good thing i tell you
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by denitro(m): 7:15pm On Jun 06, 2012
"And the spirit and the body are the soul of man"
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by bugsy80(m): 7:16pm On Jun 06, 2012
is it me or more and more topics on here are so wack......
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by saintneo(m): 7:21pm On Jun 06, 2012
What is a soul? Will the clone know what souls are without being told(thought)? Will humans know what the soul is without the indoctrination?
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by LogicMind: 7:23pm On Jun 06, 2012
binger: There are no human clones! Ask reasonable,mature nd relevant questions...

jonced:

THIS IS A RIDICULOUS TOPIC.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HUMAN CLONE, PEOPLE SHOULD RESEARCH PROPERLY BEFORE POSTING undecided


You think they will inform you if they did it.

Nothing prevents human cloning today. Many mammals have already been cloned.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 7:32pm On Jun 06, 2012
Until man can create something out of nothing, then let me know! Cloning as far as i am concerned is just child's play and the clone will still definitely have a soul! Heck when i was a kid, i used to imagine even trees have souls and communicate in their own world...The concept of a SOUL is all encompassing.

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Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 7:45pm On Jun 06, 2012
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Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by enehaluh(m): 7:54pm On Jun 06, 2012
cheesy
Logic Mind:

so why is religion against human cloning then?
...it is the Job of a Priest 2 make his god appear as supernatural as possible..lest his post becomes irrelevant and hunger go kill am!
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by beejaay: 7:54pm On Jun 06, 2012
Logic Mind:

so why is religion against human cloning then?
and who told u religions are against clonin?just because humans misinterpret their scritptures out of arogance does nt mean religions are against it.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by beejaay: 7:58pm On Jun 06, 2012
eneh aluh: cheesy...it is the Job of a Priest 2 make his god appear as supernatural as possible..lest his post becomes irrelevant and hunger go kill am!
gbam u said it all which is y ignorant logic mind and logic boy bcome athesist cos of what humans do and nt 4rm their own xperience.d worst any human can be is agnostic
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by scribble: 7:59pm On Jun 06, 2012
Evil Brain: The soul is one of those nebulous concepts that nobody is able to define, describe or detect. The reality is that it doesn't really exist.

If I were to ignore that fact though, I'd probably say that clones did have souls. Identical twins are clones, and I doubt if anyone will want to argue that they're not real people. Especially since many religious people think that 4 celled embryos with no brain or nervous system have souls.

with such an evil brain, who needs stu.pidity
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 8:00pm On Jun 06, 2012
warrior101:

why not? cloning good be a good thing i tell you

I'm sure you Had a good thing in mind when you made that statement. Do share...
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by beejaay: 8:03pm On Jun 06, 2012
Logic Mind:



You think they will inform you if they did it.

Nothing prevents human cloning today. Many mammals have already been cloned.
dnt mind them.there are many tins goin on around us that we will never knw.we are only limited to our xperience
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by femojie(m): 8:03pm On Jun 06, 2012
logicboy:

Fail....S.perm is needed. Try again
Fluid is needed in cloning including the DNA sample of what is to be cloned. Cloned animals are proven to produce stem cells, which help in preventing some diseases like cancer, shrizopena and d likes. Although some scientists claim that they have cloned human being but none has shown the world their product. The first cloned animal is a sheep named after dolly patorn, other small mammals has been clone in time past.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by beneli(m): 8:04pm On Jun 06, 2012
What exactly is 'a soul'?
. . . . And what is a human clone?

There is no evidence other than in the realms of science fiction that humans have been succesfully cloned - if we are to conceptualise 'human cloning' as a directed creation of a genetically identical copy of a human . . . or any living cell for that matter.

In other words, a clone is a copy of something . . . or someone. It is not an original.

Twins, triplets, quadruplets etc on the other hand are (naturally occuring) multiple births arising from a single cell. They are multiple originals - not copies. So they are NOT clones!

So would a theoretical human clone have a soul? That's the question right? To answer that question, one would need to clarify what constitutes 'a soul'.

Is 'a soul' a function of neuronal pathways and neurophysiology? Or is it something located outside of biology . . . a 'spiritual' entity, perhaps? If the soul is located in biology(i.e. a product of neurophysiology) then human clones would have one. If it isn't, then the question rages on . . .
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by SNCOQ3(m): 8:05pm On Jun 06, 2012
Logic Mind: Cloning a human being is no longer a science fiction fantasy. It is a reality.
Some scientists already claim to have cloned people. The techniques are well know and most animals from dog to cow to sheep to worms have already been cloned succesfully.

The question is, will the cloned human have its own soul or will it share the soul of the "parent"?

Source please.
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 8:06pm On Jun 06, 2012
fellis: 2buff, you appear to be against abortion from your posts so I wanted to ask this; Is abortion allowed in the early stages of pregnancy? Like the first two months after conception?

You be the judge of that. If anyone is truly at peace in their spirit toying with life like that, then it is up to them.

I wouldn't...
Re: Do Human Clones Have Souls? by Nobody: 8:25pm On Jun 06, 2012
Christians really have some hard souls to convert, i have never met an average intellect atheist. Holy Spirit give us a sounder mind to help us teach the principles of faith and the Holy Trinity to these smart lost bastardzzz...

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