Is a person is able to create non-sentient life (say, a bacterium), what does that do to your worldview?
This is not an endorsement of the experiment in question, but more a moral quandary. Eventually, someone will figure out how to combine the right amino acids and energy to create a non-theoretical lifeform. Since creation of life is reserved for deities, what will this eventual achievement mean to the larger community of believers?
What would it mean to you?