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The Friendly Atheists Next Doorposted on March 30, 2015
At CNN, Daniel Burke profiles Harry Shaughnessy, an ex-Catholic and a member of America’s growing cadre of the religiously unaffiliated. In maintaining a secular family, community, and political movement, Burke writes, nonbelievers like Shaughnessy take cues from their previous faiths, belying the stereotypes that prevent atheists in the U.S. from taking political office or seeming trustworthy. “They are neither famous nor angry. They’re not Bill Maher or Richard Dawkins. They are friendly, next-door neighbors who work regular-Joe jobs, ferry their children to soccer practice and try to lead happy, honest lives without faith,” Burke writes.