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Genetically Engineering Prophesy
By Greg Cicio   

Last edited: Monday, July 08, 2002
Posted: Monday, July 08, 2002

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Correlation between science, religion and history.

© By Greg Cicio

“More power Igor,” screams the doctor, as his assistant wrestles the huge rheostat sending high voltage electricity into the lifeless collection of body parts that lay carefully assembled on the operating table. The mélange of glass and metal decorate the immense stone room, while beakers and flasks bubble with their colored liquid vibrating with the shaking room. The excitement builds as the assistant covers his face with his forearm, shielding himself from the falling sparks. Then in a moment where both unrelenting belief and human ingenuity climax with the excitement of first lust, the young doctor, overcome with emotion, exclaims, “It lives.”

This classic tale is nothing but an allegory to man’s unrelenting need to figure out how it works. That’s right, how ‘it’ works. How everything and anything works, so man can understand how to disassemble and reassemble the elements of life until they are thoroughly understood. Man has to figure out the mystery and perhaps even control creation itself. Imagine being a creator, like a god controlling and altering the future. Bringing about the very prophesies of the past, causing the dawn of a new era or even destroying the world. Imagine having the knowledge to genetically engineer, from ancient materials, the actual person of Jesus of Nazareth.

You may be surprised to learn that there actually was a rather well publicized effort to collect monies to pay the scientists to take materials from the Shroud of Turin for this purpose. It was called the “Second Coming Project”. Numerous people became both enamored with, frightened by, and down right enraged with the notion that man would even consider the idea of causing the return of Christ through cloning.

A quote from their web site reads, "The Second Coming Project is a not-for-profit organization devoted to bringing about the Second Coming of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, as prophesied in the Bible, in time for the 2,000th anniversary of his birth. Our intention is to clone Jesus, utilizing techniques pioneered at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, by taking an incorrupt cell from one of the many Holy Relics of Jesus' blood and body that are preserved in churches throughout the world, extracting its DNA, and inserting into an unfertilized human egg (oocyte), through the now-proven biological process called nuclear transfer. The fertilized egg, now the zygote of Jesus Christ, will be implanted into the womb of a young virginal woman (who has volunteered of her own accord), who will then bring the baby Jesus to term in a second Virgin Birth”

In the fictional story, “Seed of the Dogwood Tree” Which is being published by American-Book Publishing later this year, (Additional information can be found at a young scientist named Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair uses blood from a jar found with the original cross to clone and artificially impregnate her self. While she expected that the birth would yield one result, it actually yields an entirely different outcome. This is more than the result of the so-called “Jesus Project.” It never actually yielded anything, other than the culmination of a pranksters dream and monies stolen for a false purpose. I bet you thought the only people that had made money with clones were the off brand PC manufacturers of the 80’s. I wonder if you also realize that the notion of delivering a child who would be the ‘Second Coming’ is not new.

During the Merovingian era, organizations such as the Priory of Zion are said to have had access to the heavenly bloodline by virtue of a secret union between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The legend suggests that Jesus didn’t actually die on the cross but was taken by His uncle Joseph of Arimethia to ancient England where He and Mary lived out their lives. The Priory of Zion claimed to have been the protectors of the descendants of this secret family and that they placed these children within royal family households. They were paid huge sums of money to provide these children to royal families to raise and breed with for the purpose of bringing forth the divine child. Many of the royal children of European history are said to be descents of this bloodline. Was this an incredible hoax or an ancient attempt at genetically engineering the fulfillment of a prophecy? Either way, it surely denotes man’s ever-present quest to grab the grail and control his destiny. To become the lord of his own destiny and out grow his dependences on parental figures or even a deity. Whether by manipulating environment, distorting perception, sheer force, or plain old chicanery, the struggle continues for the elusive prize. And what if man could control his own destiny? What would he do with it? Who would he help or whom might he hurt? Would he become more benevolent, caring, supportive? Would his newfound power result in a divine response or would this absolute power corrupt?

Like the passionate Dr. Frankenstein or over ambitious Dr. Sinclair this uncontrollable desire to scale the heights of human achievement can have many results. It can give birth to a new dawn, move forward our entire species or maybe even result in the creation of the biblical ‘beast’ of Revelations. We will have to wait for the future to tell us what genetic engineering will yield. Perhaps it will even be a future that was prophesied in the past.

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