Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Void

Just finished reading an intriguing book. The Void, by Mark Mynheir, a former police officer, who worked in narcotics, homicide, and S.W.A.T. This book, #3 in a series, was a Christmas gift that I forgot I had. Anyway, back to the book.

The book is fiction, but explores a modern day controversial subject: human cloning. In the book, a rich guy is financing a secret lab project to clone humans. After several failed attempts, they finally succeed, and name him "Adam". He is perfect, Atlas on steroids. But soon, they realize they have created monsters - he is not the only successful clone. They go on a killing spree killing any Christian they can seek out.

The idea of cloning freaks me out. Quite honestly, I hope they never succeed with cloning humans. A big part of me wants to believe that God just won't let it happen, but it is also possible that He would let man do such a thing, with possibly as destructive results as the fictional account that I read.

There is a thought that I have had and mulled over several times when hearing talk about the cloning issue. If they could clone a human, what about a soul? A conscience? I cannot imagine that a cloned human being could have a soul - only God gives man a soul, so these cloned humans would be incapable of a sense of morality or conscience.

Evidently I am not the only one to wonder about that, for this book comes at it from that angle. The scientists/doctors discovered too late that there might be more to creating human beings than just body and mind. They didn't consider a third component - souls. They could give their experiments everything but a soul - which created a void in the clones that they could not fill.

In the book, the cloned humans' void was filled by demons who had been imprisoned for years, and now wanted to destroy all Christians to get back at God. Far fetched? Maybe - it is fiction after all - but is it that far of a stretch that if humans are ever cloned - God forbid - that they would have a void where the soul would reside in a God-created human - and that the void could be filled by evil?

The whole cloning thing sounds like science fiction, but they have cloned animals, so who knows? Maybe somewhere on this planet there are people secretly working to clone humans. Whether they are or not, I hope that I am correct in my theory that God might just not let it happen.


Kim M. said...

I would love to clone myself so I could get more done around here! LOL Seriously though... I have no desire to read that book. Too freaky for my taste. I do not "do" disturbing! :-D

Steve-n-Deb said...

Is cloning much different than a test tube baby? They have souls. Just a thought.