Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Divine Right of Kings

For in a Discourse of our present civill warre, what could seem more impertinent, than to ask (as one did) what was the value of a Roman Penny? Yet the Cohaerence to me was manifest enough. For the Thought of the warre, introduced the Thought of the delivering up the King to his Enemies; The Thought of that, brought in the Thought of the delivering up of Christ; and that again the Thought of the 30 pence, which was the price of that treason: and thence easily followed that malicious question; and all this in a moment of time; for Thought is quick.
From Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury while considering the idea of 'a Trayne of Thought Unguided'.

What should one take from this paragraph? That Hobbes was a monarchist for religious reasons or not?

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