Linda Badham's Theory Of Cloning

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It would seem unimaginable that in time God would resurrect all persons who have passed to their original bodily form. That those who were cremated and their ashes spread in the ocean or on earth would be restored by God’s will. Like most people, I’ve experienced loss of a loved one, my mother who was cremated and her ashes spread in Rocky Mountain National Park, her request while living. Linda Badham’s realistic approach of resurrection and the problems associated with life after death brought about a sense of fear and dread within me. Linda Badham brings to light, how unlikely is it that our various atoms would come together to reconstruct our original human form (Peterson, et al., Philosophy of Religion, p.507)? Would we not once again …show more content…
Let’s use cloning as an example. If scientists could make an exact replica of me and transfer all of my memories, experience, and thoughts that identify me as myself, where no one would be able to tell the original or clone apart, who then could we say would live again after death (Ibid)? There instead would have to be a continuation of existence after death in the form of a soul which survives physical death. If God were to recreate my body, he would then place my soul within my recreated body; my soul which uniquely identifies me (Ibid). That as Descartes suggests there is a non-material existence of my mind referred to as dualism that is incorporated within my soul which enables me to be conscious perhaps to see when I no longer have a pair of eyes (Ibid). However, a scientific naturalist would propose that “our personal experiences and emotions are intimately linked to our body chemistry” (Peterson, et al., Philosophy of Religion, p.509). Suggesting it is our physicality, our brain that allows us to have a conscious and experience our emotions. Once physical death occurs and the brain dies then so do …show more content…
Scientists are aware of our body composition including the complexity of our body parts. How we in fact see, hear, and feel is all explainable via scientific discoveries regarding the human body. To think that our spiritual body or soul is still able to see and hear is quite astonishing. Perhaps this further strengthens the acceptance of a soul and that as created beings we are more than the sum of our physical body parts, much, much more. It would seem only an all-powerful God could create such spiritual existence that precedes our birth and survives the grave. With a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak that those who have preceded me and those that follow will once again live and have ever lasting

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