Check out my latest book Glenn’s Crohn’s Disease Survival Guide which is live for sale on Amazon. You can download a free sample from Amazon and the entire book only costs $3.69 . This book has the details of all the free entertainment that Crohn’s Disease has given me over the last 20 years and how my faith in Jesus Christ has helped me overcome that disease. It’s worthwhile reading if you have a chronic disease and is good educational material for anyone. You can’t go too far wrong for a price of $3.69 and I personally think it’s a pretty good read even though I am biased.
My Soul has been recalled. I am at the KIA dealership in Wauwatosa right now waiting for the inspection result. The recall item can cause a total loss of steering at high speed if not corrected. There haven’t been any accidents yet and kia is fixing the problem. Kia provides a rental car for the week if extensive repairs are required.
Recently Chinese scientists cloned a monkey which has similar physical characteristics to humans. The obvious question is when will someone clone a human being. I believe that it is inherently wrong to create higher animal life by these types of techniques if the animal life will suffer in any way due to botched experimentation. It is not possible to perfect cloning of higher animals using our current technology without causing severe suffering to many failed experimental animals and even the suffering of an animal has importance to me.
Cloning experimentation on humans will be done by some unethical group in the near future because it is clearly possible and there is always some organization that wants to be the first to make scientific progress. I am totally opposed to allowing human cloning because I consider it evil based on my cursory reading of the Bible and common sense. Just because science makes it possible doesn’t mean it should be done.
Human cloning is pretty grim stuff but cloning plants in my garden is great fun. I am not the first person to discover the joy of cloning. Some of the native fruit plants in my garden can be cloned and grown into new plants easily because they are not grafted onto any special root stock. I plan to eventually do some backyard cloning of native fruits and exceptional houseplants for my own enjoyment. I may even sell clones of any of my plants that it is legal to propagate for resale. It is possible to make many clones very quickly using cloning powder and an appropriate container. Commercial nurseries must be making a hefty profit using this technique because it seems incredibly simple on the small scale that I will be doing for relaxation.
I would just buy more plants but the darn things cost too much and my cash is in real short supply at this time in my life. I particularly would like to clone my Jostaberry bush because they taste so good and yet they have a unique black color which kind of looks unappealing to an uninformed berry thief. I’d like to make a hedge out of the Jostaberries rapidly using cloning techniques so they would perform the dual purposes of giving me privacy to eat my berries in peace along with providing the berry crop itself. I doubt that these berries would sell that well due to their appearance but the taste is great.
My Juliet cherry bush is another likely candidate to clone for a hedge combined with a cherry crop. The cherries have an excellent sweet quality just like sweet cherries from commercial orchards. I am sure these cherries could be sold if any survive my ravenous plundering of the final crop. I suppose I will need some netting to stop the birds from beating me to the plundering. We should actually get a small crop of cherries this year. I had to severely prune my cherry bush to fit it in my car when we moved to Hartford so I missed a full year of production and reduced future production for a few years.
In my opinion cloning of plants is great but cloning humans not so much.
I am not a super fan of everything President Trump does but he is right to acknowledge that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. The United States should not be afraid to acknowledge that real world situation just because we are afraid of threats. Terrorists may use this occasion to strike against us but they would have hit anyways for another reason of their choosing. Israel is an ally of the United States and Trump is right to make this embassy move.
Peace has never been achieved by being afraid of accepting reality. Blind appeasement and total pacifism only work so long before someone shoots you. At the same time, the Palestinians have legitimate grievances that should be addressed by fair negotiations. It does take two reasonable parties to negotiate and currently neither the Palestinians or Israel seem to be that willing to be friendly with each other. I do not believe that total peace between Israel and all of the Arab countries will be achieved within my lifetime by human efforts alone. Reality may not be pretty but it demands we deal with it instead of living in a dream world.
I dislike people trying to push an obscure religious belief on others during a shared group secular activity. It only serves to drive people away from Jesus because the message is usually repugnant to the person at the receiving end and its generally wrong to start. A Christian message should be kept simple when dealing with non-believers because obvious controversy will not help them in my opinion. Personally, I think that I have heard about 99% of the false pseudo-Christian speculations that seem to abound in 2017 however I am occasionally surprised by hearing a new load of crap. It is amazing that people can believe some of the things they do but I guess its still a free country and they are entitled to their beliefs.
I am considering adding a chapter to my future e-book that details some of the more screwy beliefs that I have heard but it may be too offensive to publish on Amazon. I may get a chuckle out of what some people believe but its unfortunate that they try to convert others to their belief because it makes them look like a jackass and doesn’t help non-Christians come to know Christ. Some people will fight to the end for their religious beliefs that can’t be supported clearly from the Bible and insist that they can’t be wrong. Bad interpretations of the Bible abound because people are filled with pride and like to hear themselves talk.
The Bible says: “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies.Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith.5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk.7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”