Friday, June 26, 2009

Cain's Medical Research Program

Justin Barnard of Union University examines the utilitarianism in the statement by the Empire State Stem Cell Board (ESSCB), announcing that New York will pay women to donate their eggs for stem cell research. (No other states currently do this.) Here's his closing:
In approaching Cain after the murder of his brother Abel, God said, “The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.” Thousands of years hence, we have found ways of killing our brothers and sisters before they can bleed. One wonders whether God will curse the fruit of such destructive research in the same way he cursed the ground soaked with Abel’s blood. Perhaps Christians should pray to that end.
HT: Micah Watson