We saw this license plate inscription on the front of a red VW Beetle shouting out that God Loves You. The pic was taken in southeastern NM in Artesia, Lovington,Ruidoso, Roswell, Carlsbad , or maybe Hobbs.
I sometimes think the human need to be loved by some sort of transcendence outweighs the reality of whether God exists or not. Maybe it’s more important to at least believe in a God rather than waste time quarreling about his existence. So what if it is a delusion as Richard Dawkins and many atheists believe. The soothing and comforting nature of worshipping God offsets questions about his existence.
That is why there are so many conversions to Islam in our nation’s prisons. Jail time is perhaps the most depressing activity one can experience. Belief in and practicing religions involving a loving Allah, God, or Jehovah might be what an incarcerated inmate needs to preserve sanity and retain hope.
Some counter that religion is not a worthy pursuit because of how it is used to exploit the masses financially. This truth does not mean that religion is NOT very useful and necessary at the personal level.