“God still loves you” is something atheists will hear from the religious toward the end of one of those conversations where the religious participant is starting to figure out there isn’t going to be a reconversion. Not today, at any rate.
This is meant to create a nagging sense of obligation on the part of the atheist. But let’s break it down logically and see what is really going on here.
This is the subject of the statement. But the speaker already knows we don’t believe in it. So by stating to us that God’s doing anything about us (even having an emotion about us is doing something), the religious speaker is dismissing our position as trivial and worthy of being ignored.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (KJV)
Rev 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (KJV)
This is #6 of a series covering the top ten goofy things religious people say to atheists.
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1. “I will pray for you“