“When I was sunk in the depths of infidelity, I was afraid to read any author who treated Christianity in a dispassionate, wise, and searching manner. He made me uneasy. Conscience would gather strength. I found it more difficult to stifle her remonstrances. He would recal early instructions and impressions, while my happiness could only consist with their obliteration.”
Richard Cecil, quoted in Andrew Crichton, Converts from Infidelity, vol. 1 (Edinburgh: Constable & Co., 1827), p. 299.