The question is: Would a scientifically Cloned human who was NOT “incubated” or grown inside a human mother for 9 months….would it have any Soul?
Suppose a Mother is going to have twins. They will be born and they will be healthy. Will each twin have a Soul? Most everyone will also say “Yes!” But now, just suppose—
A scientist Clones a human being from conception in a Petri dish and somehow feeds and “grows” it outside a Mother until “regular 9-month birth time” and then keeps feeding it and letting some parents adopt it. A healthy, functioning, CLONE. It can crawl, later walk, learn to talk and keep on developing as a natural kid would. Question: but does this “human” have a Soul?? While most people would say the husband & wife “made a baby”, we *don’t* usually say that the parents “put” the Soul into the baby.
So, if God does it for a Natural baby (puts a Soul into the body), does a Scientist put a Soul into a lab-created Clone? I think people would say “NO!”. How would they? From where?
—then, now we have a Human without a Soul, and when it dies, there is nothing to go to Heaven, or Hell, or even any sort of near-death or after-death anything!!
It gets weirder and opens a big can of worms. Religiously, if one has no soul, is it possible to be “tempted”? It would seem not. If no soul, then WHAT is being tempted? Another question: If your Soul hasn’t sinned (because you dont have one), will the Clone escape any Judgement Day? There is still more—
When “natural” people have a near-death experience, they often report they experienced a rapid Life-review of their earthly Life. Would this happen if a being had no Soul? If there is no soul to go on to a Hell, or Heaven, or some other “plane”, then what’s the point? Would anything–other than–a Soul go to a Heaven or a Hell? What?