This is a retorical-persuasive speech i had to do on cloning- should it be banned? Should legal rights over turn moral rights? please note, this was not designed to show a 'christian' perspective

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The Book of Psalms, chapter 100, verse 3 says: "Know ye that the lord he is God, it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves". And not we ourselves. This is a statement that cannot be seen as anything more then what it says. It is He that Hath made us, and not we ourselves. It tells us that God gave us life, he gave it too us. We didn't create ourselves, we could not have. So then, it is by no doubt that human cloning is against the wishes of God. We can not make life, or even take it away. We are here by the wishes of God and we shall return to him. The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 12, verse 7 says: And the spirit shall return unto God who gave it". God gave us life, we should not be tampering with human cloning.

Trying to act, or even be on the same level as God is dangerous, not only for the individual human, but for human life itself.

When the experiments for Dolly, the first cloned animal began, the scientists started out with 277 cell fusion's. Out of these, only 29 began to grow. Then they lost 16 and only 13 sheep became pregnant. Out of these 13, only one lamb was produced, Dolly. So out of 277 cells, only one was a success. And this was for a sheep. Imagine the loss of human life if we try to clone one of us. A human is so much more complicated then a single sheep. Imagine the life that would be loss. Imagine the life that was never able to begin because it was an experiment.

If we did eventually clone a human, where would they fit in? They are, of...