a late night post
Er... I kinda thought a few people would read this and laugh, and a few people would read it and get pissed off. So I wanna post a disclaimer. I'm just joking around, I think its funny to think about cultural issues, and religion is one of our topical concerns. So wtf am I doing posting this to a gardening community... Well. :) You'll see. when i hear about stem cell research and cloning, people always say "you shouldn't play god". i don't really care about cloning. i'm certainly not gonna get bent out of shape over something so dumb, but people do, so it makes you wonder. if they are created in god's likeness, then wouldn't the truest testament to their love for god, to be godlike themselves. To be able to take care of something living, and turn it into something beautiful. They say God created the world in 7 days, and made it beautiful. So why doesn't it seem natural to want to do the same? It makes you feel good to play god. To take control. We're in a world of such chaos and uncertainty, to play god seems righteous. So what is it? To play god. You take a creature, at a young age, you keep it safe through its life. Give Adam his Eve. Happiness through adulthood, reproduction. Suddenly you have a species, the Israelites. (Sorry, I was raised a Jew, thats where the biblical references stop). Playing God rules. You get to take nothing, and make it into something. raising a garden is seems so similar. Out of the earth springs forth life, but to make it beautiful, you've got to nurture and care for it. We're rewarded with a prize that captured art for centuries. So many people think the flower is the most beautiful thing in the world, in its many shapes and colors. But the real reward is what the flower gives us in our game of god. The opportunity to make our civilization grow, to take a single beauty and create works of art. Why spend your life creating replicas, when all you have to do is go outside, and its there in real life. Playing god isn't as bad as people think it is. Maybe they could lay off the metaphor.