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Ryan T. Cragun

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Ryan T. Cragun (1976-) is a husband, father, and sociologist of religion (in order of importance). Originally from Utah, he now lives in Florida and works at the University of Tampa. His research and writing focuses on religion, with an emphasis on Mormonism and the nonreligious. When he's not working, he's spending time with his wife and son, watching science fiction, hiking, playing soccer, or tinkering with FOSS, Gnu/Linux, or computer hardware.

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What You Don't Know About Religion by Ryan T. Cragun
"Cragun gives a great review of how religion works sociologically. He encourages fundamentalalists and moderates to be more liberal. He has further information in the back for studies and methodology."
What You Don't Know About Religion by Ryan T. Cragun
"Finally! A Sociological book about Religion that is actually enjoyable to read. Mr. Cragun's writing style is direct, smart, personal, and very funny. He begins most chapters with an anecdote that encapsulates each chapters thesis. We get to know..." Read more of this review »
What You Don't Know About Religion by Ryan T. Cragun
"If you want to polarise a group of people and put the metaphorical cat amongst the pigeons, you need a book like this, which concerns itself with religion!

The core, seemingly basic questions, such as what is religion, are religious people more mor..." Read more of this review »
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“While researchers are somewhat conflicted as to why exactly people look for security and comfort when afraid, this basic response is universal: fear leads people to want security and comfort, wherever and however they can find it.”
Ryan T. Cragun, How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps: A Toolkit for Secular Activists

“In countries where the government provides extensive social welfare—health benefits, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, and retirement benefits—people tend to be less religious. Where”
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