So yes. Coming out makes your life better. Coming out makes life better for atheists. Coming out makes more people question, and eventually abandon, the mistaken idea of religion. If these were the only ways that coming out atheist made the world better, it would be enough. But these aren’t the only ways. Coming out atheist is what changes believers’ minds about atheists. It’s what makes people realize they’ve been fed lies about us, and that we’re not who they’ve been told we are by their pastor or their parents or the media. It’s what shakes loose people’s bigotry against us. And a less bigoted world is a better world.
–Greta Christina, Coming Out Atheist pg 29