Skip to comments.Pelosi Worships Politics
Posted on 04/22/2009 3:29:53 AM PDT by markomalley
On Friday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed critics of federal funding of life-killing embryonic stem-cell research with this argument:
Weve had a situation where its faith or science take your pick, Pelosi said about how the administration of George W. Bush allegedly dealt with the funding issue and other hot-button issues that involve making moral choices about scientific research. Were saying science is an answer to our prayers.
Added Pelosi, We need science, science, science, science, science.
At his Secondhand Smoke blog, bioethicist Wesley Smith demolishes Pelosis claim that embryonic stem-cell research represents state-of-the-art science. In fact, a host of exciting recent developments utilizing stem cells that have been derived from sources that require no killing of human embryos in other words, human beings in the earliest stage of their lives is demonstrating almost daily that Pelosi is backing bad science.
But Pelosis comments to her hometown San Francisco Chronicle newspaper are equally telling regarding where she puts her faith. In essence, Pelosi is arguing that science has the capacity to supply morally acceptable answers to humanitys prayers for the medical cures of illnesses, without any reference to the truths of religion and objective morality.
This is utter nonsense. The physical sciences merely describe the operations of nature; they make no judgments whatsoever about the moral acceptability of the applications of these operations of nature.
Only philosophy and religion can assist us in making these kinds of judgments. Science simply isnt competent to pass judgment on moral matters.
And Pelosi would know that if she took her own Catholic faith seriously when it comes to the life issue. The Church has published a wealth of teaching documents about these matters in recent years. The only way Pelosi could have remained ignorant about their contents is by willfully refusing to find out about the truths the Church proclaims about the sanctity of human life and the basis upon which the Church teaches these fundamental moral truths.
Memo to Pelosi: When it comes to assessing what kinds of research can be ethically funded by federal taxpayers, science is no answer to anyones prayers. To make these assessments we need morals, morals, morals, morals, morals, not science, science, science, science, science.
But according to Secondhand Smokes Smith, Pelosis faith isnt really in either science or morality: The House speaker worships primarily at the altar of political expediency.
It is really bad when the third most powerful leader of the United States is both demagogic and clueless at the same time, Smith remarks. For Pelosi it isnt really science, science, science, science, science, science, but politics, politics, politics, politics, politics.
hit the nail on the head
Anyone know if Nancy has gone to Communion since visiting B-16????
[I couldn’t resist—given that you posted it! LOL]
LOVES HER IMAGE IN THE MIRROR—PARTICULALLY WHEN IT CONNOTES POWER—and the more tyrannical and all consuming the trappings of power, the more adoring she is of the image.
Actually, the article is right enough—she does adore political POWER.
I think Pope Benedict told Pelosi that she is going to hell.
Pelosi loves science so she can keep getting her faced filled with Botox! I think she looks as bad as Joan Rivers.
Botox Lady Worships molech and satan
Nancy Catholic in Name Only Pelosi
That's possible but it would take invincible ignorance to new levels of stupidity.
If she had a head injury or suffered a stroke recently maybe...
"We" have it. This is where Peelousy hangs herself. Even if she rejects her reputed religious faith in favor of "science, science, science, science, science", she should immediately abandon her pro-abortion (death) position in favor of pro-life, because "science, science, science, science, science" says that human life is present from the moment of conception. As is typical for an ultra-liberal, she is logically inconsistent (or incoherent).
Stretch is confused as what is Ceasar’s and what is God’s.