Cloning VS Religion Essay

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The year is 2020. You are walking down the street and you see your friend. You give your friend a wave and continue with your walk, but then you pass by your friend again. This makes you turn around, you think your head is playing games on you. But when you turn around there is not one, but two of the exact same people standing in front of your eyes. This is an example of what cloning can be in the future. People one day will be able to create another version of themselves or someone else. Cloning does not just apply to creating whole humans, but also discusses the attempt to create new cells to help cure different diseases. Science and religion often clash, and in this situation they do through majority of the religions.
Buddhism has
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Reproductive cloning uses "somatic cell nuclear transfer" (SCNT) to create organisms that are genetically identical (wikipedia.org). To create a clone one must transfer the nucleus from an adult cell into a de-nucleated egg. This egg then needs to be put into a surrogate mother. Buddhists do not agree with this type of cloning because they feel that scientists will start breeding those who have advanced moral qualities. Although scientists have not yet cloned a full human they still are researching it.

In the Catholic religion it is believed that God creates every living thing on Earth. Every human is created differently from the next, but one thing we all have in common is that God has given us each a soul. A Catholic can believe in the theory of evolution, as long as they believe that at one point God intervened to give us a soul. Every person should be born into a family where there is a mother and father who are joined in holy matrimony. In this family you can have brothers, sisters, grandparents,aunts and uncles, who all teach us to love. “Parents must regard their children as children of God and respect them as Human persons. Showing themselves obedient to the will of the Father in heaven, they educate their children to fulfill God's law“(2222 CCC). In the eyes of a Catholic person, cloning is wrong for many reasons. Many ask the question “ who are we to play God?”The phrase “playing God” comes from the

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