Amen to that.I feel that the whole "pride" issue is a strawman argument.
It is a distraction from the simpler issue of whether or not someone has taken the information at hand and reacted with love or with hate.
If that choice is not our own, then neither is the choice to reject it.
God doesn't force us to love or to hate Him and His message of redemption.
It is our choice...thanks be to God.