Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Devine Intervention on Embryo Row

Here's a question for Cardinal Keith O'Brien, how much of the food he ate on this Easter table came from a hybrid source? And does he not also have any qualms about eating that?

When he got elected to replace Robin Cook you could almost sence that at some point Jum Devine would take on the church over some issue or other. Well yesterday the Roman Catholic, Celtic supporting member for Livingston did just that.

He said that Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Scotland's most sneior memebr of Roman Catholic clergy, had a "lack of insight" following the cardinal's comments in his Easter Sunday sermon, branding the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill a "monstrous attack on human rights, human dignity and human life".

Strange that the purpose of the bill is allow research into diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, no doubt if a breakthrough is found in anyone the church will not deny one of their communicants the right to benefit from the treatment that would restore their human dignity and human life. Or would they deny them the right to have such treatment resulting from Frankenstein experiments.

However, is there a biblical precendence for grafting as the embryo research would do. Certainly in Romans 11 talks the grating of cultivated olive trees being grated unto wild olives thus producing a thriving harvest. So if hybrid olives are a perfectly acceptable biblical precedent for prosperity what is the issue with hybrid embryo's which could be used to also benefit mankind.

The answer to the question at the top of this post is that from the meat, to the vegetables, to the olive oil that may have been used as dressing or to cook with, there was a very high chance that something that we all eat every day has been the result or manipulation by man. Yet we prosper as a result.

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