The technological Tower of Babel

When reading this yesterday, about the approval given to create human-animal embryos, I was just sickened. Then I just wondered how we could fail to be judged for such a thing? How long can this kind of evil be perpetuated? Will we continue to provoke God in as many ways as we can possibly think of? Now we’re starting to mess with what makes us ‘us’.

Putting aside the spurious scientific justifications for embryonic stem cell research (which never cured anything, unlike adult stem cell therapy), it seems to me that we are continuing to construct our technological Tower of Babel. The ancients may have done it by building a tower to the heights, we have many new and innovative ways to do it. What do we want? Just as before, really. To make a name for ourselves, to set ourselves up as gods, masters of all that we survey.

We may indeed have made a name for ourselves, even set up ourselves as gods of a sort. Only, we are dark gods, and the name we have given ourselves is evil. God have mercy!

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6 Responses to The technological Tower of Babel

  1. Pauline Bettney says:

    I agree Peter, it is sickening. I keep waiting for the bolt from the sky, but maybe He will just let us destroy ourselves gradually over the centuries.

  2. Peter says:

    We’re doing a pretty good job of it!

  3. JMac says:

    Lo PJ. Your time away from blogging has obviously done you the world of good.
    Even for those of us who do not have such strong religious views the whole idea of human-animal embryonic stem cell research raises a lot of moral and ethical questions. While I’m not a geneticist, experimenting with the very building blocks of life in this way when we know so little seems foolhardy. Although they’re only supposed to be using 0.1% animal DNA who knows what that genetic code will bring with it.
    On the other hand when in the 1950’s there was concern that an H-Bomb would ignite the entire atmosphere and that went OK didn’t it….?

  4. Peter says:

    Hi JMac – haven’t heard from you in a while 🙂 And you still follow these escoteric ramblings, heh.

    There is this thing with people – if we can do something we do, ethics and morals and even common sense be damned. Like you say, most of the time we get away with it. Trouble is, now we’re all growned-up and the stuff we’re messing with really does have the potential to blow up in our faces in a way that “what will happen if I stick my foot in the fire” never could do.

    And that’s from a practical perspective, let alone religious considerations – which do tend to crop up from time to time on this blog – ahem….

  5. faithwalk says:

    Hello Peter, this is appalling but to be expected I guess. You know if they are doing this for research, that somewhere, someone is already experimenting with creating fully developed chimeras ( i think that’s what they are called ). I can only imagine the monstrosities such experimentation could produce.
    May the Lord have mercy and may we ever draw closer to Jesus in this hour!
    Blessings to you!

  6. Peter says:

    And also to you Susan! Hope the garage clearing-out is going well.

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