GENTECH archive 8.96-97


Re: Is God On Our Side?

	A lot of Muslim clerics, including the most prominent, have also 
taken positions supporting genetic manipulation for the purpose of organ
transplants.  The Pope has unequivocally condemned cloning.  You comments
were perhaps unwittingly anti-Catholic, which is as ugly as anti-Semitic.


Joe Shea
The American Reporter

On Sun, 6 Apr 1997, egidio reale wrote:

> >Does anyone know of any pronouncements from major religious leaders
> >regarding the GE food debate?
> (John Kyle <>)
> Some high Islamic religious figures have taken position against genetic
> manipulation, and not just confined to humans.
> Do not, on the other hand, expect too much from this pope, he is only
> interested in the coffers of the Church (replenished by his associate in
> crime, cardinal Marcinkus, involved in various major financial scandals -
> with some deaths, so he cannot leave the Vatican lest he be arrested), the
> spread of the Opus Dei, and political issues (at the moment he is
> advocating direct Italian mlitary intervention in Albania, against any
> logic, ethics, the will of the local people, and UN considerations).
> And perhaps it would be time to separate the two spheres, that of religion
> and the civil one.  So I do not see any particular relevance or need for
> religious figures speaking out on such issues; probably actors/actresses or
> TV personalities would be far more effective in this society.
> Yours,
>         Egidio Reale
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