Upper level management may be firing people; I don't know... I just haven't
heard of any of the docs or nurses treating atheists differently or
deviating from the standard of care because of their religion, that was my
point. I know people that work at these hospitals who are not only atheist
but in some instances homosexual.
There are micro chain-of-commands in hospitals so it just depends on who is
in charge of the particular department.
One of my friends is the head of a department and he is atheist; he gets
annoyed by Christians sometimes, but the standard of care always remains the
But to my knowledge there is no policy that even asks employees what their
religion is at any Austin area hospitals...
but I could be wrong.
Regardless, I usually just don't tell people if they do ask.
George Washington was fond of this method:
What is your religion?
I am the religion of wise men...
What religion is that?
Wise men never tell...