adam - "When eternal paradise is the main objective, taking care of the earth becomes a far lesser priority." this all depends on your pov. ex... God sees this planet dieing due to abuse of previous inhabitants, whereby he creates a food forest and places adam there to learn how to maintain and cultivate it. When satisfied god creates eve knowing that she will cause him to be kicked out of the garden, but with the intent for adam to carry out his purpose/first order of replenishing and nurturing the planet with the hope that others would learn from adam and maintain same while teaching the locals to do the same. Or Maybe The earth is paradise and god lets man thru free will either maintain a Paradise state/Heaven or to destroy and create hell/famine/despair/no life. Thereby allowing mans free will to dictate his own outcome. Oh and adam this isn't "my religion," I don't even practice it.