The other day a nonbelieving pundit expressed the internal conflict he was experiencing over the fact that so many of the medical professionals risking their lives to help Ebola patients in West Africa are Christians. On the one hand, he admired their self-sacrificial commitment. On the other, he worried that they might proselytize, even by their mere presence, for the Christian faith.
Apparently attending to someone’s physical needs is acceptable, but not if this is done out of a Christian motivation.
I have a solution to the dilemma for him. Go there yourself, and take as many of your nonbelieving medical friends as will be willing to go. Maybe you can find them in all the hospitals founded by atheists.
Somehow I doubt he will find that many who are willing to risk their lives for others. It turns out that what one believes about ultimate reality makes a difference. When you strip away the spiritual perspective, you also lose the physical care.