I hope everyone realizes that an identical twin, is in fact a clone. A natural clone, but a clone nonetheless. The twins have seperate personalities. One isnt mistreated, or misused.
An artificial clone would be born, like any other human. It would be raised like any other human. It would develop its own personality, like any other human. Eventually, it will die, like any other human. There is nothing negative about it. The clone will still have a "soul", because if it doesnt, then neither does a twin. Involving religion in science is nonsense.
If you say it isnt natural, then heres my argument to that. Neither is medicine. Trying to create new chemicals and bacteria to fight diseases, would be, as you put it, "playing god".
Getting surgery to stop heart failure, or to remove fat, or to change your appearance, is as you say, "playing god".
So if you believe that genetic engineering, and cloning is "playing god", or "unnatural", dont ever take any kind of medical treatment ever again, or else you are a hypocrite.
Also, when people say human cloning can fight some diseases, or replace dead organs, they dont mean that scientists will clone humans, then harvest the human for organs. They mean they will clone the organs seperately.
It can be done you know. They already do it with skin. They take a few cells of live skin, put it in a petri dish with a special fluid in it. The cells will get the energy from the fluid, and divide, as if they were still on the body. Soon the petri dish will be filled with a layer of skin. The skin is then used to replace burnt skin in burn victims. That is cloning in its simplest form.
I support human cloning, stem cell research, and genetic engineering.