Sex & God & Rock & Roll
Could this be restated like this:"Cursed are those who actually believe for they shall find no place for themselves within the Bride of Christ"or"Blessed are those who do not believe, for they shall find a place for themselves within the Bride of Christ"There is a strident believer on my job. His name is Wayne. He tried to get me to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior in a most...aggressive way one day, standing at my desk. Scared the crap out of me. Had me in frightened tears for two days. I don't respond well to coercion or browbeating. If I wish to find my way back to the Mystical Body, I'll do it in my own time and in my own way. But dudes like Wayne have really left me with a sour feeling in my stomach every time I hear the phrase "are you saved" or "do you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior" or "do you have a personal relationship with Christ" etc. So even if I felt that way, I could never, ever say it because I just can't make myself be like THAT. So I guess I'm damned either way.
PS: Never, ever, ever, ever, ever evangelize a coworker on the job in that way. Wayne is lucky I didn't march right down to HR on the spot, sobbing, charging him with religious harrassment and demanding his resignation at once. When I told a couple of people about this incident, which as I indicated, had me terrified and hiding in my car in screaming tears for two days both before I signed in to work and after I left, as well as during my lunch hour, they recommended I take it to HR.I did not. I gave Wayne a chance to back off, and he has done so. But I might not be so patient next time.