Made to Order Defects?

Wow…what’ll we think of next? Babies with made to order defects?

Click here to read the story. Then, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one…

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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4 thoughts on “Made to Order Defects?

  1. It was interesting to me that the couple thought people were playing God by telling them they could not have a child just like them. Do they not think they are playing God by what they are doing? It seems to me, either way you look at it, you are playing God. God creates each one of us unique and in His image. I think we should just leave that up to Him. It seems to be working pretty well so far 🙂

  2. Tim, you are a genius with words and have such a gentle touch that you force me to try to approach this type of idea with an open mind. Having said that, I just cannot get my tender side around this bizarre idea. I think it is so selfish, self centered, unloving…I would want the best for a child I bought into this world and would want them to start out with every possible chance to be their best. I call that love. The idea of made to order defects sounds…well, sick. It seems to me they just want company.

  3. Randy, I tend to agree. One of the interesting ethical questions here is… to what extent should parents be allowed to program the life of a child. I certainly sympathize with the situations of the parents, but if we go down that road…it seems to lead to some pretty bizarre places.

  4. Interesting concept. My preference is to let Nature take care of the genetics of the babies. If there is a problem with a known solution I’m for it, of course. Otherwise, “let nature take it’s course”.