Sociology of Religion: a “science” used to promote atheism?

Rodney Stark, in his paper Atheism, faith, and the social scientific study of religion (read the full text in google books) outlines an interesting phenomenon from Enlightenment thinkers, still observed in current popular discourse: The social “scientific” study of religion originated in atheism and the basic theses pursued today, especially by psychologists and anthropologists, are […]