And why not?
As an atheist I totally believe in the power of tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunami, etc. We think Nature is neither an entity nor a woman nor a man nor a supreme power and no other crap like that. Nature is simply a place where laws of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics come into play. Currently I have a glass of water on my table which if fell down will cause a tsunami for the little microbes on the ground. Do you think the glass containing the water is a powerful deity protecting those little microbes from their untimely doom?