Thomas Hobbs Christ-Rejecter

Thomas Hobbs, the famous English philosopher of the 17th century, was totally a godless person, an atheist, a Christ-rejecter; and his biographer describes his death in these words.

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(1588-04-05)5 April 1588
Westport near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England
Died 4 December 1679(1679-12-04) (aged 91)
Derbyshire, England
Alma mater Magdalen Hall, Oxford
Era 17th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophers
School Social contract, classical realism, empiricism, determinism, materialism, ethical egoism
Main interests
Political philosophy, history, ethics, geometry
Notable ideas
Modern founder of the social contract tradition; life in the state of nature is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”

“When the atheist Hobbs drew near to death, he declared loudly, ‘I am about the take a leap into the dark.'”…Voltaire…the French atheist who openly mocked God felt the stroke which he realized would terminate in his death. He was overpowered with grief. He called in all of his unbelieving friends; and his biographer says, “He cursed them to their faces, and he loudly repeated, ‘Begone, begone, it is you that have brought me to my present condition. Leave me, I say, begone. What a wretched glory is this which you have produced for me.'” The writer says that, “He hoped to allay his anguish by a written recantation of his unbelief. He had it prepared. He signed it, and saw it witnessed; but it was unavailing. For two months he was tortured with such an agony as led him at times to gnash his teeth, in impotent rage against God and man, and at other times in plaintive accents, he pleaded, ‘Oh, Christ, oh, Christ, oh, Lord Jesus,’ and then, at last, he turned his face and cried, ‘I die abandoned by God and man.'” No wonder Jesus called hell outer darkness. It is near… it is merely the perpetuation of a life that never sees spiritual realit

Political Philosophy or political theory, is the study of topics such as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of a legal code by authority: what they are, why (or even if) they are needed, what, if anything, makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect and why, what form it should take and why, what the law is, and what duties citizens owe to a legitimate government, if any, and when it may be legitimately overthrown, if ever.

In a vernacular sense, the term “political philosophy” often refers to a general view, or specific ethic, political belief or attitude, about politics, synonymous to the term “political ideology“.

Political philosophy is considered by some to be a sub-discipline of political science; however, the name generally attributed to this form of political enquiry is political theory, a discipline which has a closer methodology to the theoretical fields in the social sciences (like economic theory) than to philosophical argumentation (like that of moral philosophy or aesthetics).


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