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"Nature made man happy and good, but society depraves him and makes him miserable." --Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques (1782) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"The Hicklin test asks "whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences."--Sholem Stein

  1. morally debased; evil
  2. (Christian Theology) inborn corruption, every facet of human nature has been polluted, defiled and contaminated by sin.

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Depravity may refer to:

  • Total depravity, a theological doctrine that derives from the Augustinian concept of original sin
  • Lack of morality
  • Sin, an act that violates a known moral rule

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