Re: Easy way to get a response.
But you have to admit that “The Planet” is a convenient shorthand for “everyone, including all the plants and animals”. I suppose I could substitute “The Biosphere”. Would you prefer that?
As for being religious, I’d argue that if ever there was a good cause to be religious about, it’s about something that a) gives life and b) undeniably exists. Let’s call it “The Planet”. Or Earth. As long as we look after it I couldn’t care less what we call it.