I don't think it's valid or appropriate because that is my opinion and those religious beliefs would be their opinion. It would be a fruitless discussion, so I don't normally do it(I might use the attribution etc. to reply to such an attack on my beliefs). Though, when I believe that actions and opinions border on a religious belief, I will state so. Many Darwinists(I know Amanda is triggered by the word but Dr. James Shapiro uses it.) act in such a fashion.
I initially entered this thread in response to someone who submitted as a matter of fact that the author was an atheist, and that was thier motivation for the claims about the agenda of creationists.
It turns out there is nothing in the article indicating the author holds those beliefs. The lack of evidence was dismissed as irrelevant, and the discussion continued on as if it was indeed established the she was and atheist and that she was pursuing an agenda based on those beliefs.