Thursday, August 10, 2006

"What pitiable creatures we have become"

Charlie Lehardy writes:
Ethicists have long warned that embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning will inevitably lead to a technology where babies are "farmed" and "harvested" for the organs and cells they can provide to adults. Clearly, that day has arrived.

Our enlightened culture has jettisoned its belief in the Christian concepts of the sanctity of human life and the promise of life after death. Fear of death has thrown us into a perpetual state of panic about illness and aging. That panic will drive us to cross any and every ethical line in order to stave off the end.

What pitiable creatures we have become.
Read the whole thing.


Icepick said...

Almost 150 years past an attempt to end one bleak stain on our national culture, we are once again commoditizing people. Truly, I shouldn't be surprised. I have read history, and I know that we humans make the same mistakes over and over again.

Mark Daniels said...

Well put!