Remarks on the Sympathies of Human Nature, Aylette Raines (1833)

“Thou lookest upon the smiling face of an unconscious babe and beholdest nought but Satanic depravity! Thou lookest into the heart of the affectionate mother as she presses her babe to her bosom, and pronouncest each affectionate emotion to be but the workings of black corruption!!!” Such is the assessment made by the advocates of Total Hereditary¬†Depravity. In his “Remarks on the Sympathies of Human Nature,” Aylette Raines sharply criticizes such views.

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