The perfect asshat describes the perfect sin

Over at Human Events Online, Terence Jeffrey asks:

Does Cloning Break All Ten Commandments?

Survey says… Sadly, Yes!

But when I read the recent Science article describing how researchers in South Korea had cloned human embryos, it occurred to me that cloning might be the perfect sin. It just might break all Ten Commandments at once.

Follow my thinking on this.

Your wish is our command Mr. Jeffrey!

3. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.

Cloning’s abuse of life goes around the clock. They don’t empty the petri dishes Saturday and start again Monday.

Off with their heads, off we say!

6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Cloning uses women to create children by means other than their husbands.

Those no good whore sluts! ::mad::

7. Thou shalt not steal.

“Therapeutic” cloning steals stem cells from embryos; all cloning steals a child’s right to a natural father, conception, gestation and a unique place in the human family.

Have the embryos filed a complaint yet? Maybe when they grow up embryos can become really bad comedians: Take my stem cell… no really!

8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Cloning is predicated on the lie that a human embryo is not a human life.

Honey, there’s a bunch of embryos moving in next door — there goes the neighborhood.

9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.

Because of the many human eggs cloning demands, practitioners will covet women as donors.

We don’t think this is quite the kind of coveting God had in mind. Hey baby, want to go back to my place so I can get me so eggs?

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, nor his field, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his.

Therapeutic cloners covet an embryo’s stem cells. And is it unreasonable to assume the drive to clone arises from an inordinate desire for money or power?

When did these embryos get a house, a handmaid, an ox or an ass? Then again, on the latter it would appear that Mr. Jeffrey is very well covered, so maybe he’s taking this a bit too personally.


Comments: 7


And the graven images (which he skips over, largely because he uses the standard Roman Catholic version, not the Jewish and Protestant verion)?
This is just plain weird. With as little effort I could easily prove that the excellent Gulf adventure breaks all 10 Commandments as well.


“Follow my thinking on this.”

For us to follow his thinking, he would actually have to engage in the act first.


I could not help but notice that you only used six of Mister Jefrey’s commandments. Perhaps this was an effort to make him less inteligent than he really is. Or perhaps, even with your twisted secular logic, there were four commandments that you ‘simply’ could not refute.


Well, #1 is just stupid: “Is there a stranger god than a scientist who usurps the Creator?” Come on, that’s farcical on the face of it. Who claims godhood for these scientists, but people like this author who use it to bash them?

#2 stretches the meaning of the commandment beyond all recognition.

#4 does a similar job as #2, since by claiming that the mothers and fathers in question are those of the stem-cells, the author is actually claiming that the sin is that of the stem-cells and not that of the scientist (hint: the commandment is not “Honor someone else’s mother and father.”)

#5 is the only commandment that makes any sense at all in this debate. Of course, this is an arguable one for those of us who don’t consider any undifferentiated mass of cells a human life, but that’s an entirely different debate.

Face it, the author’s entire premise is bogus — only by an extreme and torturous strech of the imagination is cloning the “perfect sin.”


Or perhaps, even with your twisted secular logic, there were four commandments that you ‘simply’ could not refute.

I like to print the Commandments out so I can use the paper for wiping my ass. Refute that, dork.


Is there anyone anywhere in the entire world who isn’t repeatedly, dedicatedly breaking commandment ten every day over and over and over and over?

If you’re not, you’re a commie!


Is that the one where we’re not supposed to Tivo Janet Jacckson’s boobie over and over?


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