I turned back to the conversation between PZ and the very earnest young man sitting across from me. He had come to atheism relatively recently and with great relief, and he wanted to give something back. He was shy, though, and diffident, and didn't know what he could do to help. He asked PZ.
Now, I'm not a big talker. It takes some wind up for me to get to the point of even opening my mouth. However, this time, I interrupted before PZ could answer.
He looked confused.
"One of the best things you can do to promote a positive view of atheism is to live a happy, healthy life as an out atheist."
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