I see the love of God in creation. When I see how everything in the universe works - and there is so much of it we don't even know yet - that makes me believe in God's love.
There are verses in the Bible that back it up like, 1 John 4:8 that says " God is love" but even without those verses, I can see that love all over nature, even in humans with so many flaws.
One of the greatest achievements of nature is balance. Too many predators would kill their food. I suppose that under normal conditions, things are self-balancing.
Now we have mankind's influence, killing most of the life on the planet with Global Warming (denied by those who support oil billionaires), and pollution. I was thinking of moving to the eastern US, but look at all of the polluted water there. Look at all of the nuclear power plants. God made this world, and mankind is destroying it (love of mammon over God).
How can God love us while we so deeply disrespect God's works?
Are the Religious Right correct about rapturing to heaven and leaving behind a toxic waste dump where once God's beautiful nature existed?
In the jungles of Brazil, brazil nut trees shade the rest of the forest (they are huge, and without their shade, the rain forest would roast). Brazil nut shells are too tough for the tree to sprout. The agouti (tiny animal) is the only animal tough enough to open the seeds so that brazil nut trees will sprout. The agouti is almost extinct. The Brazilian rainforest is disappearing, due to excessive logging, and that opens a gap in the canopy of the trees that allows water vapor to leak out, and that dries out and kills the rainforest. The trees of that forest are the "lungs of the world" providing a good portion of the oxygen that we breath, and for the sake of a small amount of money, they are tearing it down.
Haiti is a desert, and the Dominican Republic is a lush tropical paradise and makes its money from tourism. It is the same island (two countries on one island). Haiti's environment was destroyed.
About 95% of the old ice on the poles has melted. The poles are melting from the bottom up. We can't even see the devastation yet, just a hint here or there.
The only thing keeping the earth cool is the ice. Once that completely melts, it will be like a furnace on earth. The Religious Right denies mankind's impact on Global Warming (and the greater intensity of hurricanes like Katrina). Global Warming is getting exponentially worse. As ice melts, it releases carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas that traps heat). The oceans have a lot of carbon dioxide trapped in the cold waters at the bottom, but it only takes a few degrees Fahrenheit to cause that carbon dioxide to bubble to the surface and overheat the world.
The end of the world, as the bible says, will come like a thief in the night. . . suddenly and without warning (well....we have plenty of warning, but the uneducated don't heed it).
The great reefs are dying off due to rising waters. The poles are melting, and islands at the equator are inundated with water (drowned).
Animals are migrating at the wrong time of year, and beyond their normal ranges. Forests burn, and dry out, and whole species are disappearing.
If we don't love God any better than this, why should God love us?