North Carolina family of ‘friendly atheists next door’ featured on CNN

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A “friendly family” of atheists from North Carolina has recently been featured in a CNN article called “The new face of atheism.”

The article tells the story of the Shaughnessys from Wake Forest and takes a look into the lives of the atheist family and specifically why father Harry Shaughnessy is an atheist.

The father explains that they really are not different than anybody else. They were at one point Catholic, but have since left the church.

“After being religious and then being non-religious, I’m so much happier in life,” Harry Shaughnessy said. “The world makes so much more sense.”

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