Thomas Hobbes Views On Religion, Leadership And People

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In this document I will show the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and why I disagree with most of his views on religion, leadership and people.

The views of Thomas Hobbes were very different from what the majority of the people in our country have today. He was influenced by the emerging experimental sciences more than scholastics. He used the methods from deductive reasoning to develop many of his own philosophes. He lived during the reign of Charles I and sided with the kings’ view of having complete control and power. This point of view caused him to be exiled to Paris by the people who had a great dislike for the current king. The social contract and prisoner’s dilemma both favored the one in power. Social contract was an idea that the one
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People should do what they think is God’s will the only exception is when it goes completely against what he has said in his word. One point I agree with Hobbes on ts keeping politics out of religion. When politics tries to dictate what religion should be it tends to anger the people and makes it hard for people of different religions to get along. When one religion is favored or all but one is outlawed the people will start a war to regain the ability to practice the religion of their choice. They might leave, weakening the country as less people are there to protect the land. If religion starts to govern politics you will likely get the same outcome unless the people are of the same faith then it might work having religion and politics become one. For several years the Bible wasn’t in a common language so the average person couldn’t read and understand what they were supposed to do. The heads of the church and sometimes the state had to interpret what the Bible meant and what was the will of God . Now with the Bible in a language everyone can read they can decide what they believe and what they should do. Giving people the ability to make their own choices about where they will worship and how to go about it, allows the faith to spread more freely,not having

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