Welcome. We all should be more outspoken. I am guilty of not speaking up. If we all did I think more closet atheists would come out. And I think a lot of those sit in church and/or claim if asked to be christians.
Welcome from Knoxville, TN. I belong to a group called ASK (Atheist Society of Knoxville) with about 480 members. About 20 - 30 meet weekly (Tuesday evenings) at Barley's Tap Room. So if you trave back to NJ stop in. Great group of open minded people.