Monday, June 22, 2009

laid the groundwork for Atheism

"The world [I mean not the earth only but the universe, that is, the whole mass of all things that are] is corporeal [that is to say body] and hath the dimensions of magnitude [namely length, breadth, and depth] ... every part of the universe is body and that which is not body is no part of the universe. And because the universe is all, that which is no part is nothing. Nowhere. [Spirits are bodily]."
- Thomas Hobbes [1588-1679]

An earlier reference to Hobbes here.