Stem Cells - An Act of Love

12 Mar, 2005
 None    Philosophy

It is time for humanity to become truly humane

Stemcells A very interesting case is unfolding in the US where the tycoon Robert Herring has offered $1 million to Mr. Schiavo to release control of his vegetative wifes life to her parents, so that they can keep her under artificial survival devices until stem cells can cure her. Mr Herring a supporter of stem cell research, said he was moved to act after following the legal battle and realising that time was running out for Mrs Schiavo. insisting he had no connections with the woman's parents, husband or any organisation involved in the case. As, he said he believed that there was hope of a medical cure and felt compelled to act.
RAEL and the International Raelian Movement congratulate Mr. Herring for his humane and very accurate vision that technology will very soon be able to cure this woman.
The Prophet Rael declared today : This is a very interesting case... we support euthanasia, but we also support stem cells research, which in this case can effectively bring any people back to normal lives... This must be a big problem for conservative people who oppose both stem cell research and euthanasia... we support both, with a priority for stem cell research and cloning! Thanks to Mr. Herring, stem cell research will be suddenly associated with an act of love! Wonderful...

Additional comments made by Ricky Roehr, national guide of the US
This is a very interesting case and presents frustrating questions to the conservatives who have painted themselves into a corner with contradictory rhetoric such as life is sacred or its gods will. As many Christians, they feel they know what is better for a person than the person themselves. They would have this woman live in her pitiful condition even though it apparently goes against her wishes. They would save the life of a fetus which would live a life of suffering but they usually support capital punishment! They would have all retarded, deformed, incapacitated people, who were, by the way, born this way through natural God-condoned reproduction live a life which is to be pitied but the same people are fighting against the stem cell technology and human cloning the very thing which could cure ALL defects. They would shoot a suffering horse but make it illegal for a human being, suffering beyond their wildest nightmares, to eliminate their own suffering!

Like the Pope, their parents fought in the name of god against science science like surgeries, blood transfusions, vaccines etc. But we should notice that they take their sick children to the hospital instead of the church to be healed.

OK, so lets try to assume that the Christian right is correct - that a god is responsible for everything and this god has a plan. So that would mean that god gave Mrs. Schiavo the eating disorder which put her in this position, that god caused the tidal wave which killed 150,000, that god sends hurricanes, earthquakes, diseases which have killed countless millions. This seems a logical deduction since people are always thanking god for letting the disaster do jour pass them by! Lets not forget that, in this scenario, that god allowed the hijackers to kill 3,000 innocent Americans. Similarly, god surely causes the majority of pregnancies miscarry in the first 3 months. If it were gods plan that a woman get pregnant, why would god allow the miscarriage and kill this baby? Did god overlook something that day? Not possible! Were speaking about God here! If everything is a part of gods plan then it is even MORE logical to argue that mans ability to create life is within the same gods plan, since this god gave man the ability to do so!

Or, does it make even more sense to deduce that there is no god, that tidal waves and earthquakes happen solely do to the physical nature of the universe, as do problems arising from natural reproduction and that it is mans responsibility to better the quality of life on this planet instead of waiting for a god to do it.

It is time to stop believing in such fairy tales and start acting as responsible adults instead of blaming devils for bad things or giving credit to a god for good things. Even the Pope was praying for rain while condemning Indian tribes for doing the same thing! Andhave you ever heard of an athlete blaming god for his dropping the ball or losing a match? "