Then what does I John 4:8 mean?You , like so many others, think you can define GOD down into one word of your choosing called "love". If you must use only one word, that word might be power, or sovereign, and from there then you can take the step to love. You can't pick and choose only what you want.
It says that God is love.
You probably mean that usually people who belittle the Bible or make fun of God’s Biblical attributes are people whom you are quick to call atheists.In my experiences, usually people who belittle the bible, or make fun of GOD's biblical attributes are atheists.
In my experience, Creationists are often quick to slap that label on people.
That is probably because Evolution has favored members who are on the alert for enemies and predators.
But now that we are living in a comfortable lifestyle with no real enemies or predators, we are left with an instinct which we no longer need.
So the Creationists have to vent their adrenalin on an imaginary enemy.
Funny that Creationists declare that Evolution is false, and then turn right around and demonstrate that Evolution is true.
Anyway, even if there is a God, I don’t see how he could be represented truthfully by any of the world’s major religions.
Even if there is a God, that doesn’t mean that every man who lives a good Moslem life spends eternity with 75 plump and voluptuous prostitutes.
Even if there is a God, that doesn’t mean that Krishna cloned himself and simultaneously danced with every cowmaiden in the countryside.
Even if there is a God, that doesn’t mean that there have been talking snakes and talking donkeys, that Jesus is living somewhere up there in a physical body with no oxygen, or that they had funny-looking circles in Solomon’s time.
Your accusation of spinelessness is unfair. I used to attend skeptic group meetings. On four occasions, I took on the group single-handed. One member said there was no God. I asked him how he knew. One member said that there was no such thing as magic. I asked him how he knew. One member said that the soul had no pre-existence. I asked him how he knew. One member said that animals had no consciousness. I asked him how he knew.If you are not an atheist, what are you? I hope you aren't one of those weak kneed agnostics. That is just an atheist with no balls.
I declare a plague o’ both of your houses and I attack both of your houses.