Now, the same website has published a rebuttal by Air Force Captain Howard Grantham. This one actually gets it right:
The second advantage of atheism has afforded me is that it places responsibility for the welfare of humanity in the hands of the only force capable of providing for that welfare: humanity itself. It is not coincidence that the secularization of the Western world in the 20th century coincided with substantial increases in length and overall quality of life, from reduction in disease to extended average lifespan. So much of what we do is based on the findings of secular research and acceptance of evolution and natural selection, including antibiotic therapy for drug-resistant bacteria or vaccine development to combat viral disease. To receive the benefits of these developments, or to administer them, while clinging to outdated and obsolete mythology and wishful thinking is to live a split life, torn between the desire to hold to unexplained mysteries and the value of adhering to proven medical techniques.
The author of the original “no atheist nurses” article chimes in throughout the comment section… but never once apologizes for her ignorance or acknowledges that, yes, there are atheist nurses and they are also fully capable of handling their duties. She’s incapable of accepting the fact that she’s wrong even though the evidence is right there staring back at her. Sounds like her indoctrination into the faith is complete.