The problem is that you showed up in preacher-mode and tried to explain your version of why god loves us to a bunch of folks for whom such info is superfluous. We've heard it before, in a thousand variations, and nobody has yet to explain how a god who loves us can do so while exhibiting inferior moral standards. Let me clue you, Kim Jong Il, who just kicked the bucket, was a far nicer dude, in general, than your god, and he never claimed to love me. I can assure you that he, knowing I didn't believe the story about how he bowled 300 the first time he ever played the game, wanted me dead. But only dead. Which is a heck of a lot nicer. Comparatively speaking.
Besides not believing the story, we atheists are quite confounded by this "he loves me, but he doesn't give a rats ass, but I love him anyway, without question, etc." attitude exhibited by christians. Yes, I know humans have strange weaknesses. Abused children will cry and reach out longingly for the mother than hurt them as said mommy is being hauled off to jail. But I don't think it's quite the same thing. At least they have seen their mom.
I am this dipshit stupid human with a trillion foibles and the incredible desire to sin, sin, sin. As per the christians, if I am to believe the ones that have tried to convert me. Yet I have no trouble, that is "no" as in none, nada, zip, zero, no trouble imagining that if I were this god god you so revere, I would be a lot better at it. I'm sure I wouldn't make everybody happy. People never killed in earthquakes have a hard time appreciating that they haven't been crushed if it never happens anywhere. I would stop every rapist, and that would irritate the crap out of them, I'm sure, but the kids and women who never know they were about to be victims would get to go on doing all that freewill stuff you think is so cool. The word war wouldn't be in any vocabulary, and people would all speak the same language because I am not personally offended by skyscrapers. I would have made up with the devil a long time ago and I would be spending a lot of PR time clarifying the assorted and sundry misinterpretations of the bible as they cropped up.
But would you, Josiah, love me as your god if I treated you like a decent, fallible human? Would you love me if I earned your respect instead of demanding it? Would you appreciate me efforts or condemn me for being a lily-livered deity with an infinite number of soft spots?
What you probably want is that authority figure dude who could smite you any time he wanted but hasn't yet. Not being smited is pretty darned good proof that, well, that you haven't been smited. And if that is enough for you, then that's simply wonderful. But just like your need above to drag the most horrid of the horrid dictators into the argument just so your god and his murderous actions don't look quite so bad, you also have to drag the most horrid of excuses into the argument in an effort to make sky-daddy look worshipable. And neither one impresses.
Since you won't accomplish much with your god love strategy, perhaps you could actually enlighten us and explain why, as Jetson has already asked, christian after christian shows up here to complain and none of you believes the same thing. Each of you has a different story, different bible verses to back up different interpretations. Some have a hot hell, others no hell at all. Some think the bible is literal and some allow for some metaphorical interpretations. Some are literal 6,000 year old earthers while others accept evolution but still think god did it. Some are big on jesus, other on paul. Some think the flood waters came from the sky, others think it came from out of the earth. All of you read the same book and all of you come out with very different takes on what it means and all of you call it the perfect word of god. If he is real, he really needs to perfect this perfection thing of his.
Once you christians can explain the variety to our satisfaction, then we can have lots of other discussions. Until then, custom you with your custom interpretations of the bible and custom reasons for all this love stuff and custom justifications for all the inconsistencies, can only do one thing exactly like the other christians. Make excuses. And amazingly, you guys have a lot more consistency in the excuse department than your could ever have in the biblical interpretation department. So I'm not holding out for any actual help from you in this arena. I just thought I'd let you know why we aren't all lovey-dovey at the moment.