North Carolina should make good use of fracking methods

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The debate within North Carolina about fracking has caused me to wonder, “Are we really using the Earth as God intended? Are we using the Earth to the best benefit of mankind?”

It is my belief that God created this Earth for mankind’s use. He placed man upon this Earth at the top of the chain of all creatures. When God sent Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, he sent them out to till or extract from the Earth those things that would benefit mankind. The Earth would provide people with the necessities to sustain their livelihood or allow them to grow while expanding to the far corners of this Earth.

Many environmentalists claim we must protect the Earth and its creatures from destruction or the disappearance of the creatures on this Earth. I believe that their premise for protection of the creatures of this Earth in incorrect. Many of God’s creatures have disappeared from this Earth only to be replaced by another creature, and in many cases, the new creatures are more beautiful than the ones that have disappeared or are of more benefit for mankind’s use.

Yes, God created this Earth all its animals, fowl and minerals for mankind’s use and benefit. Just because God has created something for use by mankind does not relieve mankind of their responsibility to do as little harm as possible when extracting everything he can from Earth’s plentiful bounty.

During our extraction process we must protect, preserve and return the Earth to a condition that will provide for the future generations.

God will cleanse and replenish the Earth for those things that mankind has extracted. God will also grant mankind the knowledge of how to use the many other elements of the Earth that this generation and proceeding generations have not used.

When it comes to the relative new procedure of fracking to extract the gases that God has provided we must insure that the procedure does as little damage as possible to this Earth.

We must ensure that God’s trust in us as good steward of this Earth is not violated. We must do what is necessary to assist God in his cleansing and restoration of the Earth caused by our extraction of the goods that are deemed for mankind’s use.

Despite all the rhetoric, indications are that fracking procedures are safe. As with all new and unknown methods, there will be the naysayers who are against it just because the procedures are new. North Carolina is not the first to try fracking. The fracking procedure has been around for a number of years and is being used in a number of states.

It is time for North Carolina to make use of another of God’s gifts to mankind for his use.

Ray Shamlin

Nash County


Fracking is bad for North America and North Carolina

Fracking is not safe. When the earthquakes start...keep in mind, they are fracturing the earth, deep.

Fracking in NC because its God's will

What a sad testament for God. To be willing to destroy anything (including people) to squeeze out every last drop of profit, and to say you are doing it for God. Kim Clark

OMG I can't believe people think like this!!!!

This is beyond scary that people are so brainwashed into religion they actually believe this! That god will 'cleanse' the filth we humans knowingly and needlessly pump into our air and water. Since when has he done that despite the perils our environment is already going through. There is no proof of god at all whatsoever, to trust the livability of our planet on him coming down and saving us is bona fide insanity. People like you are going to be the ruin of our world. We have options such as solar and wind energy which are being used very successfully in other, more forward-thinking countries. Besides, even if we didn't have alternatives it is still not worth losing the only planet we have to live on over energy. The main problem is that no one owns the sun or wind so they don't want use it because no one makes money on the raw material. Greed and corruption are going to end life on this planet as we know it, this is becoming an urgent matter as our planet steadily heats up. Also, your callousness to the existence, and the potential extinction, of countless species, including some of the most fascinating creatures known to man, makes me truly sick. Those of us with sane minds I hope can prevail because thoughts like these are suicidal. Kimberly Potter

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