The old adage, "the pesky fly get the attention", or "the squeaky wheel gets the oil", means those who cause a fuss get attention. If the fly stays out of
my space, I never think to get the fly swatter and lie in wait until he passes by. If the wheel never squeaks, I would never think of applying oil.
People quickly learn that if they are quiet, they will never draw attention to their actions. Those same people learn if they cause a big enough fuss,
their grievance may get the attention that they hoped for. Another example would be workers who join forces and go on strike. They believe their grievances have enough merit that they band together to sway a company's
policy, whether it be for better wages, benefits or treatment.
When a person holds a deep conviction that their beliefs are correct, they
feel they have the right to go against common thinking. Their view or perception becomes changed and the more people they find that believe as they do, the more they are convinced that they are correct in their views.
People have a right to believe anyway they want. It is only when they try to inflect their beliefs on to others that the boundary lines are broken.
Jacqui, some religions teach that the "blood" of the unsaved will be on their hands if they do not intercede and try to bring the words of the gospel to the unsaved. These poor people are caught between a rock and a hard place.
Should they not speak up and risk having to face the wrath of God, one day? Or, should they try to bring you the good word so you, too, will be able to go to heaven, and their ass is in good standing because they brought you to God. These people don't want you to go to hell. And, they surely do not want to face their angry God. They feel that they are helping.
Jacqui, you know me and know where I stand. I think you are truly trying to understand some of the veins of Christianity. I hope this has been helpful to you.
Give that baby a sweet hug,