Question from Rocco Colantuono Jr on 2/14/2008:
In response to that question, if scientist are successful in cloning and can figure out a way to create another being, I believe it will not have a soul and here is why.
A soul can only be created by God. PERIOD! All human beings have their own unique soul. This cloning bull is like a horror movie; the story of Frankenstein.
I hope and pray this down not happen. The reason is that the majority of people in the world will look at what a success this will be to see other human beings walk around.
Sure the clones will walk around, think, run and do everything human beings will do. They will be able to do this because its the Devil that is inside of them, not because it has a soul created by God.
Therefore, anyone and everyone who is cloned will be evil. If they are not evil, then neither was Frankenstein evil. But Frankenstein is just a book and a movie. Who would have ever imagined when this story was written that it could really happen.
That is my opinion
Answer by Judie Brown on 2/18/2008:
Thanks for the comments, but I rely on moral theologians for the answers to questions like the matter of human clones and their soul. I have used the following references and see no reason to change them:
CLONE: does a clone have a soul? http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/frozen_embryos_and_clones.htm
Father Anthony Zimmerman: http://www.catholicculture.org/docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=2968