Sunday, January 25, 2009

Your imaginary friend won't heal them, so we have to try!

One of the arguments that I've seen religious people make against embryonic stem cell research is, "In years of researching, no condition has ever been cured with stem cells." Yes, that's true, but there is a very good reason for it. The reason is that they're simply not ready yet, and that they've never even been tested in humans. It takes longer than a few years to do serious and revolutionary medical research. They'd know that if they had any scientific education at all, but that's too much for us to expect from the typical Bible-thumper.

Why is it that some of these people can wait over 2,000 years for their imaginary friend to appear, even though it never does, but they can't even wait a few decades for stem cells to show us what they can do?

The situation changed this week when the American FDA approved the very first human trials of embryonic stem cells. They may never amount to anything, but they have an awful lot of potential that is exciting a lot of medical experts, and giving hope to those who are in need of such treatments, such as spinal-cord injury victims.

If the religious people object, I ask them, "Why is it that we have to seek such treatments?" It's because, despite promises of healing from you, your cult, your polygamous pedophile cult leader, and your imaginary friend, these people are not being healed in any other way! Despite all of your prayers, nothing is happening! If you want us to stop this research, tell your worthless, apathetic god to get off its lazy ass and start healing these people! Tell it to do something useful and productive for once in its fricking existence! Something tells me nothing will happen, despite all of your pleading. I know why, do you?

Anyway, we're going to continue with stem cell research, and if it ever develops into anything, remember that you object to it and would refuse treatment should you need it.

2 comments:

JT Eberhard said...

Subscribed. This is wonderful.

JT

tina FCD said...

Yayy..for stem cell research.