Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt said his desire to use the Earth’s resources like oil and coal is grounded in the Bible.
That’s just a plain LIE
Yeah, pretty much right in Genesis, if one extends “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground” to mineral resources.
I think, though, that too often we see people interpret this in their own interests and discard the strong implication of *responsible* dominion in this passage.
I reread Genesis and it says nothing about minerals, I see nothing about drilling oil and mining coal in that biblical exerpt. It speaks only of things that live on the surface of the earth (and in water) Perhaps it should have said that the earth itself is not to be touched.
Now that would be evidence of a forward looking “mind”.
As it stands , we are free to destroy all life as well as the earth itself. Goodie, goodie for us.