Originally Posted by BruceChris
We have to keep reminding ourselves that despite everything, God still loves Pat, as well as continuing to remind Pat that God loves us.
God does love all of us. God loves all of his creations, even blades of grass. However, some of God's creations have grown into idiots over their lifetimes; this happens for various reasons. I support Pat's right to be an idiot, up to the point that it steps on my right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At that point, he has a problem with me. He has stepped on those rights of many people repetitively for many years. I'm glad you have some sympathy for him. I do not. But as you said, he has God's love.