Hey, wasn't it The Asmo who coined that one? He did, didn't He? He seems to remember doing so.
In any case, hello, welcome and all the rest of them generic pleasantries.
Also a never-theist here. Personally, I'm not proud of being an atheist any more than I am proud of being male or enjoying spicy food - that's just who I am, and not being an accomplishment, it deserves no pride, but I see how it's different for a vast number of people. As such, I approve of your ambition to inspire others, but when it comes to the safety of it as opposed to the impression of safety... Well, as you probably understand, that one is hardly a matter of inspiration. People will always be judged for who they are, what they do and how they percieve the world around them. And some will be judged far more harshly than others.