It's so interesting that you brought this up Debra. Last night Craig and I went to this place called "The View". It's on the 39th floor of the Marriot and has a spectacular view of the city. While we were there we had a few drinks.. and this exact topic was brought up.
I have a totally different view than you do... though I do respect your opinion.
I think Stem Cell research is very much ok. Let me explain. I don't think they should take embryo that will be used. However, there are embryo that are frozen and discarded after time.. going to waste. I find it perfectly fine to use those embryo for Stem Cell research rather than throw it out. If there is a chance of find a cure for AIDS, HIV, diabetes (sp), cancer, etc in those Stem Cells from the embryo and it could save people.. then go for it.
I look at it this way... My mother gets cancer and is expected to die within a year.. and scientist think they may be a chance of finding a cure for her from Stem Cell research of embryos that normally would be wasted... of course I'm going to want them to. I want my mother around as long as possible. I think if it can save a life and cure horrible diseases... then yes... I approve.
I don't think that is playing God.. I think its saving lives. Now.. this cloning thing.. well.. I think that has been taken too far.. WAAAY too far.. in my eyes.. that would be playing God. Using embryo Stem Cell to cure rank diseases and cancers... I'm all for it.
I do very much respect your opinion.. and I can see where you are coming from. I just see it in a different light I think?