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What have (and would) famous sociologists have said and written about religion?
Religion should be evaluated from a sociological point of view, shouldn't it?
What is the impact of religion on our species?
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Thanks Luara - I'll check out Nigel's work!
Also, Nigel Barber wrote about why atheism will replace religion.
The psychologist Nigel Barber writes about religion as a response to a need for security.
Developed countries tend to be less religious, presumably because living conditions are better and people feel safer in them. They feel better about this life.
The USA is developed and relatively religious, but that's explained by people not being very secure here. There are a lot of guns and crime, and the USA probably doesn't take care of its citizens as well as socialist democracies like Sweden, which are much less religious.
Yes, religion is sociological as well as psychological. It has to do with human psychology on the group level.
It's not controversial to point out that genocide is a bad thing, is it?
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