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UPDATE 8/Nov/2015: The wording of the question has changed since I answered this. The original question hinted that atheism led to nihilism, or something to that effect.
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Mmm The term Mother Nature personalises nature, which I don't like to use because it pre-loads nature with consciousness. It is a biased term, and a Christian friend of mine uses it to actually refer to her god. 

In this context therefore, there is no mother nature. Just nature or the universe,which are not conscious in the way that we define consciousness. 

Because of this, then the universe is indifferent. It is incapable of caring let alone caring for us specifically. 

This is not necessarily nihilistic. We have to be careful with the term nihilism as well because it had been used historically with its own set of nuances. But according to one definition of Nihilism, it  is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence. 

This is not Atheism. Atheism merely says there is no God or gods or anything that is supernatural. 

As an Atheist, I am not a Nihilist because there are bases on which values can be built, and there are things we can know and thereafter communicate. 

Just because we realise that there is no god,  it doesn't mean we all become Nihilistic. This is a threat that religious leaders keep making to scare people that losing your belief in their silly concept of god, leads to a state of helplessness and depression.  The reality is that when I realised there was no god nor gods and understood more of how we got here, I felt more free and more in awe of the universe, and more appreciative of all life and more grateful for everything and everyone I have in my life.

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