Scott Pruitt‘s letter officially resigning as head of the Environmental Protection Agency was a mix of sycophancy and God-talk coming from one of the most corrupt politicians in a Cabinet full of grift.
Variations on the word “bless” appear four separate times in the letter, but this is really the worst of it:
My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to.
God brought Donald Trump to the White House.
God enabled Pruitt to help destroy a world that Christians believe God created.
God did nothing as Pruitt committed scandal after scandal.
“God’s providence,” as we’re experiencing it today, has made our world a worse place. The people speaking out against Pruitt have made it better.
This resignation letter may be the strongest argument against God’s existence we’ve seen in a long time.