Think twice before taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Warning: #IceBucketChallenge Could Kill Babies

By Kevin Mccullough | charisma

BIshop Jakes takes the ALS Bucket Challenge via instagram

Bishop T.D. Jakes takes the ALS Bucket Challenge via Instagram

Everyone has seen video after video (on social media) of friends, family and colleagues taking the #IceBucketChallenge for the ALS Association research foundation.

The goal of which has been stated to find a cure for those suffering with neurological breakdown through diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

For any who have witnessed such struggle in those we love, the sincere and desperate hope for a cure seems like a big payoff for a bit of ice-cold water being dumped on the head!

The only problem here is that—unknowingly—this very challenge is contributing to the ongoing destruction of human life—intentionally.

The ALS association is actively funding embryonic stem-cell research and admitting that they likely will continue to do so in the future. The funding of embryonic stem-cell research means that children are created and at their earliest stages of life they are destroyed so that the stem cells (from usually the base of the brain) can be harvested to perform tests.

Embryonic stem-cell research has proven 0 percent effective in combating diseases like ALS and other neurological degenerative ailments.

Adult stem cells, which can be harvested from living humans without their being killed, have, on the other hand, proven vastly effective in making progress toward slowing down and in some cases seeing remission or reversal of degenerative defects.

ALSA states that it views the funding of both types of research as important toward finding cures. They continue to say this while recognizing the moral conflict of taking innocent human life.

This for me isn’t good enough. There should be no forced taking of any innocent person’s life just so that another may live longer.

That is in essence philosophical cannibalism, and moral persons should have no part in it.

Others have pointed out other criticisms of the #IceBucketChallenge. Be it that millions around the world die from a lack of clean water, while millions of Americans have now poured out tens of millions of gallons of it. Or the idea that ALS takes approximately 1.6 lives per 100,000 deaths, while hunger among orphans is taking the life of a child every 90 seconds with roughly 60 million orphans globally.

But those criticisms seem benign compared to the reality that millions of dollars raised through this specific challenge may be used to create a child only to kill it for what amounts to fruitless experimentation.

I wish to see the suffering of those with neurological degeneration ended–be it ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia and others less known. And I would feel fine supporting the truly effective research using adult stem cells.

But the myth that the undefined cells of the tiniest children among us are necessary for those cures seems to be a fool’s folly, and I pray and believe that God would not send us a cure that damages the innocent among us!

We can do better for the least of these!


14 Comments on “Think twice before taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”

  1. I did not know that innocent lives are being snuffed out to find a cure for ALS and other neurological pathologies. Great insight EX Ministries. We can do better to find a cure.

    1. Actually, the embryos have to be destroyed by day 14. They are not a life, there are to potential to be a life.

  2. In studying the health crisis in the world for years, I totally agree my brother,education is the key, “LISTEN! I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD AND WE SHOULD BUT GOD IS NOT “NOT!!!” GOING TO TAKE THE TOXINS OUT OF THE FOOD THAT EVIL CHEMICAL COMPANIES PUT IN FOR PROFIT AND SICKNESS, there’s a cure for everything but if they cure everything money will be lose, healing is in the earth, it take second to pour water on your head and that’s where it ends for most folks,but when you research the health world your wake up very fast.

  3. I think that this “Challenge” was silly from the beginning and the fact that all the “celebs” were doing it made me skeptical about it for sure. I don’t roll with the everyone’s doing it philosiphy. And like others who feel like these buckets of water could have been put to better use ( donated clean water to people without clean water) everyone who has done this challenge is a fool. PERIOD don’t care who you are. People in America are so spoiled and thoughtless that they don’t realize what message this sis sending to people who are in desperate need of water. People are looking at Americans like dang they got so much water over there that they just splash themselves for the heck of it huh? And if you live in a severe drought state like CA or other states where water is being threatened to be rationed or already being rationed WHY THE HECK WOULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER PARTICIPATING?

    So many people fall for these gimmicks and get caught up in the hype of things without doing there research on the effects or workings behind the scenes. They just want to be “in”.

  4. This is a fools paradise to say that Embryonic stem research has proven 0 percent in combating diseases – basically what you are saying that, children can be created and then destroyed at their earliest stages, so that the stem cells could be harvested for Tests – Thats murder, taking force on an innocent life, so that another lives longer, Ridiculous, absolutely Ridiculous!!

    1. Unfortunately Heather that’s exactly what is happning. Some of the research I’ve done states that the als foundation is paying women to have abortions so they can use the embryonic stem cells. Get educated. Donate to a cause where you know exactly what your donation is used for. Ask the charity directly what the money is used for and if it is used for moral purposes that you agree with. If tell answer doesn’t sit well with you find another charity.

  5. Great Article and I am just going to piggy back off this one commenter’s statement on FB to your post:

    “Yes I agree, people don’t understand all these fundraisers such as parkinson’s walks, breast cancer runs, ice bucket challenges etc. don’t do anything to help in finding a cure from these diseases. Though most of the general public’s intentions are good; the truth of the matter is that most of the money raised during these fundraisers go directly to pharmaceutical companies whose main initiative is to create drugs and string people along and eventually destroy life in the meantime draining as much money from the system/the people as possible. Stem cell research is just a fancy term/form of abortion. More truth there are at least 170 natural cures for all human aliments (cancer, neurological disease etc.) just by changing your diet and life style the cure can be achieved. If people would get informed do a little research they will find that the industry has been lying to them. This verse still rings so true:”-Sierra Dodson

    Well said!

  6. Amen, ExMinistries! That’s what I love about you all … y’all gone expose the real deal! Amen. Folks gotta stop hopping on every bandwagon that comes along…..

  7. By virtue of this logic, you should all be vegetarians. Why should ANYTHING have to die so we can live longer? That cow, that chicken, that fish, all had lives before they were brutally murdered just so you could eat. Just food for thought. No pun intended.

    1. You can’t possibly be implying that the life of a cow, chicken or fish is even close to the equivalent of a human life. That must have been a typo….

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