From the Summer, 1997 issue of Touchstone
Is <title>The Cult of the Holy Catholic Gene by Marion Montgomery

The Cult of the Holy Catholic Gene

The Human Genome & the New Religion of the Scientific Social Engineer

by Marion Montgomery

A freedom which claims to be absolute ends up treating the human body as a raw datum, devoid of any meaning and moral values until freedom has shaped it in accordance with its design. Consequently, human nature and the body appear as presuppositions or preambles, materially necessary, for freedom to make its choice, yet extrinisic to the person, the subject and the human act. . . . In this way of thinking, the tension between freedom and a nature conceived of in a reductive way is resolved by a division within man himself.
—John Paul II,
The Splendor of Truth

In Wal . . .


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