Thought of the Day about Mormonism and Mother Earth???

Mosiah 2:26; “And I, even I, whom ye call your king, am no better than ye yourselves are; for I am also of the dust. And ye behold that I am old, and am about to yield up this mortal frame to its mother earth.”

Mother Earth?

Really?

This phrase is a personification of nature that God created. It is the focus of thanking Mother Nature (Mother Earth) for her life giving aspects. God said he hates those who worship other gods – Ps. 31:6. 

Why is this in the Book of Mormon?