Re: a bill on stem cell research, Nancy Pelosi said this:
“Science is a gift of God to all of us and science has taken us to a place that is biblical in its power to cure,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, arguing for the bill’s passage. “And that is the embryonic stem cell research.”
I really don't see a problem with it. Nancy Pelosi has a religious background (as do most of us Americans) and has no difficulty reconciling Biblical lore with reason and science. God gave mankind the brains (i.e., reason) to make scientific and medical discoveries to improve our lot--it's all in keeping with God's plan, one might say. What's the stink? Who's to fault Nancy Pelosi for using religious/mythological language to express a point, by Jove!