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reprobation

Cynical Definitions

n. theology: the state of a prenatal, damned mortal.

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Cynical Quotations

The doctrine of reprobation was taught by Calvin, whose joy in it was somewhat marred by the sad sincerity of his conviction that although some are foredoomed to perdition, others are predestined to salvation.

— Ambrose Bierce

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