Playing God

by | Jan 26, 2016 | Blog | 0 comments

As Catholics and Christians, we understand and believe that God has a plan for each and every one of us. It is essential to have faith and trust in God’s plan, even when we struggle with not getting exactly what we want at the moment we think we should have it.

#TheStruggle

We all have experienced waiting or wanting something, lost our patience, and taken over rather than leaving it in God’s hands. Unfortunately, Kim Kardashian did exactly this when she decided to have her second child.

Kim Kardashian, her husband Kanye West, and her family are often on reality television and constantly present in pop culture. Kim’s stepfather, Bruce Jenner, also made headlines in 2015 for his decision to live as a woman named Caitlyn Jenner. This family has taken matters into their own hands, apparently believing that God has made a mistake.

So, how did Kim play God?

She chose in vitro fertilization after reporting having a difficult time conceiving.

Rather than opting for adoption or giving a homeless child a loving home, Kim and Kanye decided to pursue a laboratory procedure to bring a new human being into the world.

What’s wrong with IVF?

IVF is a risky and controversial method and turns children into a commodity. Not all the embryos created are implanted; they are either frozen or used in scientific experiments or discarded like trash. Rather than working to understand God’s plan, couples seeking IVF often adopt a selective mentality whereby they seek to design the child they want.  Their “left over” embryos are of no concern to them.

There have been claims that Kim and Kanye opted for gender selection IVF.  Sources say that Kanye wanted a son so he’d have an “heir.” Although the couple denies these claims, we may never know the truth. Nevertheless, gender selection IVF does occur and often includes the elimination of the less desirable person.

Children need to be accepted as gifts regardless of gender. We should not pick and choose children as we do a piece of fruit.

Leave it to God

God alone has the power to create. By using IVF and gender selection, individuals substitute their own plans for those of the Creator. God put us on earth to be stewards of nature, not manipulators of it. Using IVF and gender selection makes a statement that one would rather be god than follow Him.

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