Perhaps we should all return to being hunter-gatherers.
Humans were intended to improve the whole earth and make it produce.
Only those who see humans as just another in a long chain of evolutionary accidents think that we should leave the earth as it is and not “exploit” it for our own benefit.
Your view on the nature and creation of mankind IS relevant. It’s not a “side issue”, because it determines what conclusions you come to on policy affecting all of us.