So here’s an interesting question I was discussing with an on-line friend of mine just now.
Suppose we get really good at cloning humans and it becomes the norm many years from now. Now, will these clones have souls? Why or why not? I really can’t say I can begin to fathom an answer to be honest.
Suppose I get cloned this instant and my duplicate is standing right next to me. Would that clone of me have my soul or would he be lacking one? When you do clone something, is it at all possible that the soul was cloned as well? For that to be true, that would assume that souls are a material and tangible thing wouldn’t it? Then as you think about it some more, you come to ask yourself when we get our souls?? Is it at the instant the sperm finagles it’s way into the egg and the cellular divisions start?? The moment we are born?? When we speak our first words?? Kindergarten?? Puberty?? Your first orgasm??
Ugh, why do I always have to think so much…