I HATE ZOMBIES!!]]>
I don’t believe that healing people of their infirmities is going against God’s plan. Its absolutely ridiculous to think so. If that’s the case, Mormons would be counseled to not go to doctors, take medicine, or have medical procedures of any kind done. Which obviously, we aren’t. Next time you get a broken leg we’ll just let you deal with it instead of setting it. Obviously God meant for you to experience life lame. If we fixed your leg, you’d be missing out on all sorts of wonderful lessons!
This is all spurned by the rumor that used to be passed around in the 80s that people born with Downs Syndrome were “God’s most valiant” so they didn’t need to be tested, and were just here to test us. (which is a whole other conversation, but doesn’t make one bit of sense with our theology.)]]>
I’ll say it one more time: I was just posing a question. I thought it, so I asked it. But I certainly don’t agree that synthetic genetic engineering or man-made DNA– the custom-designing of life– compares to performing CPR.]]>
You might as well say that we’re messing with the will of God by performing CPR.]]>
I find that the more close to the Spirit I am living, the more I see the hand of God in all things, maybe especially the scientific advancements that so many see as “replacing” God or frustrating his purposes. When people say things like that it just makes me think of the Tower of Babel. I’m sure those guys thought they had the latest amazing scientific discovery too. We’re just all ants building a silly tower.]]>
I look forward to the resurrection when my son with Down Syndrome will begin to make up some lost time in the intelligence gaining business. It is somewhat comforting to know that he will not have to waste any time in spirit prison suffering for his own sins, but that comes with a price. He will be behind. If I could have prevented it, I would no more have asked him to pay that price just so I could have some spiritual experiences than I would ask him to forgo medical treatment so I could heal him through the Priesthood.
I’m skeptical that this new process will eliminate Down Syndrome and similar conditions, but eventually, we will figure it out. That is a good thing, and I’m sure we will find our spiritual experiences elsewhere.]]>
I believe that Elder Oaks spoke about how all advancements are approvred/inspired by the Lord. Can anyone verify that quote?