Friday, June 29, 2007

just . . . really unbelievable

Okay. As I understand this, it's okay for me to ~ ahem ~ have relations with a horse or, oh, a rat or something. Just not another woman. Wow.

Human-animal hybrid embryos conceived in the laboratory - so-called “chimeras” - should be regarded as human and their mothers should be allowed to give birth to them, the Roman Catholic Church said yesterday.

It's all about the embryo, people.

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Anonymous ralph said...

As someone who was raised as a Catholic, I have to admit this doesn't shock me. It makes about as much sense as not eating meat on Friday. You do realize these people are completely insane?

June 29, 2007 11:49 AM  
Anonymous tater said...

Is it Catholic law that the brain must be removed before the mitre goes on?

June 29, 2007 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Big Fella said...

The elders of the Catholic church are well on their way to breaking all of the Ten Commandments:

So why would we expect them to be rational about something like encouraging the birth of a half human/half animal? The anachronistic church would love something like that, it plays in to all of their mysticism.

What I'd like to see, is the lay people who are members of the Catholic church get past all the "mystery" and make their priests, bishops and Pope accountable, accountable for the criminal acts they have perpetuated upon their followers and accountable for their management of the vast wealth that is in the hands of the church, that came from the tithes of their parisoners. The Catholic church is a big, secret business, and in order to maintain their "assets" (power, influence and money) they need a gulliable flock, to keep the faith, and keep the coffers filled.

June 29, 2007 3:13 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Ew. Ew! EW!!!!!

That's just ghastly.

June 29, 2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger p.alan said...

Why don't they just start worshipping the womb? Seems that as long as a womb is involved, everything is o-fucking-k.

June 29, 2007 4:10 PM  
Blogger Doralong said...


I've always said, it's a pathology, not a religion..

June 29, 2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger expatbrian said...

I got a lot of interesting comments about this post. Crooks & Liars put it up and brought in literally thousands of hits! Just to be clear, the church is not condoning beastiality as some thought I meant. It was in good fun. They just think that, whatever the offspring is, it should be raised and mothered. I think they need to keep their noses out of science. Anyway, thanks for the link!

June 29, 2007 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

Why is all the anger being directed at the Catholic Church? While I agree that its positions on many issues are ridiculous and offensive, the real culprits in this story are the scientific research labs that are actually conducting these experiments. Why are we allowing these experiments to take place?

June 30, 2007 8:21 AM  
Blogger Doralong said...

Melanie- Not hating on the catholics as individuals, it's the institution that gives me the willies..

As to the labs- I know it may be hard to process, it was for me at first too. But there is some genuine science of worth being pursued, and none of it is directed toward the actual birth of such a hybrid creature. That said, just because you can doesn't necessarily mean you should..

June 30, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Okay, the Roman Catholic Church may be okay with it, but has anyone consulted the American Kennel Club?

June 30, 2007 9:13 PM  

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