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[Scientists researching methods of incorporating DNA from three people into an embryo in order to limit risk of genetic illness]

Besides giving me the creeps, this cannot be good in the eyes of God. Something tells me He'll put a stop to this sooner rather than later. To say that our God hates competition is to put it mildly. There is only one God and one creator of life. They are playing w/ fire.

sunshine2777, RR 54 Comments [4/25/2010 6:37:39 PM]
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Lucilius

That's because Jehovah wants all his minions to have birth defects! Sunshine2777, for example, has a church-approved case of hydrocephaly.

4/25/2010 6:41:12 PM

Hive

He hasn't tried to stop us from using IVF, so something tells me he won't stop this (hint: he's not up there).

4/25/2010 6:50:09 PM

Jebby

Omnipotent and omniscient beings: Easily intimidated by finite beings since Babylon

4/25/2010 6:52:30 PM

LDM

And yet you're the one's who scream and cry when they want to remove a clinically dead person from life support.

4/25/2010 7:12:42 PM

Vince

Hey, all the parts are there. If we got through a loop hole or found some cheat code he didn't want us to know about that's his own sloppy ass fault.

First that whole Eden debacle and now this. If you left a pack of razors and a loaded gun in the same room as an unattended infant you'd blame the parent for the blood shed, not the child.

4/25/2010 7:15:22 PM

Thinking Allowed


4/25/2010 7:20:38 PM

Rumpshaker Slim

I'm not concerned about God's wrath, the geneticaly perfect super babies however...

4/25/2010 7:25:54 PM

shadkat

I'll agree that it's a bit creepy, but that's why I don't plan on becoming a scientist in any field.

Anyway, maybe God doesn't want our knowledge to remain static. Any good creator of anything must be able to take criticism and fix the problem. The scientists are just seeing if they can fix the problem they see.

4/25/2010 7:26:41 PM

werewolf

Actually, there's no fire involved. This happens in a cool and clean laboratory.

I think you and your god have been watching those B movies again, sunshine.

4/25/2010 7:36:43 PM

feralboy12

What's he going to do? Scramble our languages again?
Should we give up fire, too?

4/25/2010 7:57:54 PM

Old Viking

God dislikes competition because he always loses.

4/25/2010 8:12:30 PM



It's an experiment. To be honest, I'm interested to see what happens. If it results in a living thing that's free of harmful defects, then yay! That's one less soul that has to suffer something as arbitrary as a genetic illness.

What concerns me, though, is the potential for a corporation to patent a human gene. They've already patented plant genes and have sued the shit out farmers who were unfortunate enough to have seeds with that gene blown into their fields; imagine what'd happen in corporations patented a human gene and attacked people for breeding with humans with that gene.

4/25/2010 8:22:38 PM



Lucilius said it best. Sunshine2777 has a MAJOR case of hydrocephalus.

4/25/2010 8:23:35 PM

Horsefeathers

"Besides giving me the creeps, this cannot be good in the eyes of God."

Then your omnipotent god should have no problem thwarting this dastardly plan. Then again, he doesn't seem to be able to reign in Satan according to you people. Or prevent abortions, blasphemy, Islam or a myriad of other things an omnipotent god should have no trouble with. Strange that.

"Something tells me He'll put a stop to this sooner rather than later."

Something tells me it will be later (much, much later--like never) rather than sooner.

"To say that our God hates competition is to put it mildly."

Really? Why have we been allowed to modify the DNA of other species then? Why are we allowed to breed both plants and animals--often times drastically changing their appearance--to suit our needs or sense of aesthetics?

It's almost like your god doesn't give a damn. Or doesn't exist.

"There is only one God and one creator of life."

It doesn't look that way from where I'm sitting.

"They are playing w/ fire."

Possibly, but not for the reasons you seem to think.

4/25/2010 8:33:03 PM



Why would an all mightly all powerful being care about competition, why would he care about anything at all?

4/25/2010 8:51:23 PM

campbunny

People use the absurd "playing God!" argument far too casually. This is too common.

4/25/2010 9:22:40 PM

Orion

"To say that our God hates competition is to put it mildly."

Fucking communist. Against free market principles of competition and consumer sovereignty in the creation market!

4/25/2010 9:33:27 PM

SleepNeed

So God will smite us for removing birth defects and ensuring a higher quality of life for people? Fucking bastard...

4/25/2010 10:12:50 PM



But then again, maybe He'd expect us to use the brains and abilities He gave us to their full capacities---like in preventing genetic illnesses instead of letting kids be born sick or deformed.

4/25/2010 10:22:49 PM

Pule Thamex

"They are playing w/ fire."

Yeah! But isn't that fire invisible, complete with non-existent flames, fantasy heat and unreal smoke? If so, then they've got nothing to worry about. Anyway, if necessary, they can just dial nothing, nothing, nothing for the Fantasy Fire Brigade, you know, the one where you can't hear their fantasy siren.

Gosh! The number of times that God has been displeased with me, and every time he sends invisible fires to, er, fantasy burn me. It don't hurt, I can tell you. I'm not even aware of it half the time, specially if I'm dozing.

I'm thinking, maybe He needs to send some fantasy plagues my way. Just to see if I'll sit up and take notice. Apparently, when I die, I'm going where there's invisible fantasy flames for ever.

4/25/2010 10:51:39 PM

aaa

I've played with fire before. It was fun.

4/25/2010 10:59:48 PM



This is creepy, actually. I agree with this, except God or fate or what have you will likely turn against us actually having any ownership of our own bodies or the right to personhood if we have any naughty little genetic flaws. Oh wait, that's how it is already. Sure is horrible being slightly gimpy, if only someone had murdered me before I was born...

4/25/2010 11:07:45 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

So, god is just a petty, jealous asshole?

4/26/2010 1:16:30 AM

raindrops

Your omniscient god didn't see it coming.

4/26/2010 1:18:26 AM

Blasphemina

Something tells me you'll be saying he's going to put a stop to it fifty years from now, too.

4/26/2010 3:44:10 AM
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