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If genetic engineering was a fully available and viable option, would you select

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Started: 10/27/2014 Category: Science
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amerps4

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When you look at the direction genetically engineered chickens, produce, and other food sources have gone, it is a little scary to me to imagine doing the same thing with humans.
I think that creating your own child is playing the role of god, and that's obviously against any religions.
Imperfiect

Pro

Con regards us 'playing god' to be immoral, according to many religions. There is actually no religion at all that prevents one altering genes of unborn babies as such.

God supposedly gave us 'free will' to use as we please, in the end those who were evil will get their punishment regardless but here's where the real punchline comes in...

If you argue that God is the one dictating the model of the DNA code of babies then why doe she punish some with genetic disorders of some kind, either psychological, physical or developmental? Why would the omniscient that God is be capable of magically influencing the genes of a fetus without knowing full well how that set of genes will play out and thus God has already influenced how evil or good that fetus will grow to be by making it what it is in the first place. This kind of God is very immoral and makes wilful striving morality futile in the first place as your genes dictate if you'll end up in heaven or not.

Instead, it is likely that God just generates souls and allocates them to random fetuses and lets us play it out, so tell me now how would you play the game of genes? Would you break a vital code of Islam and gamble on your child being healthy and happy? Or would you selflessly ensure the sexiness, intelligence, strength and many other aspects of your child to make sure that they have as good a life as they possibly could?

I think we both know what God would want us to do.
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Praise be to Allah.
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