"Why do you think telling people your an atheist is coming out? Isn't it more like being cured? After all believing in things like heaven, hell, god and devil is nothing more than a mild form of dementia, and it can be cured.
"I have two stock answers to my religious friends. Neither are original, but I can't remember the sources.
1. We are all atheist. I just believe in one less god than you.
2. I'm a bit old to still be believing in that…"