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What about the 12 year old boy whose mother couldn't afford health care insurance who died of an infected tooth. Did God love him? Or not enough? What about the Iraqi family attending a wedding who where bombed by mistake by US forces thinking cameras taking pictures were machine guns? Oops. God didn't love them--muslims after all. My point?This sappy kind of mystical feel-good divinity is delusional. If it weren't so common it would be classified as mental illness. It is, IMO, a mental illness to manufacture a magic, imaginary figure devoid of any rational justification in order to feel good, or loved. It's a common practice but it is not correct. If you would be loved, be loveable. Here, now, on Earth. You don't need magic fairies, or devils, or heaven or hell, or angels, guardian or otherwise to be fully human.