Believers' yap about their savior working through others is one of the biggest dodges I've seen in their playbook, and I'm in complete agreement about demanding a removal of intermediaries. People can love, aid and support others with no more belief than in that action as a means of "raising all boats." I frequently help others for no other reason than I LIKE to help others. Nothing else has anything to do with my action, least of all some insubstantial deity.
If some god wants to express his/her/its appreciation for me, it can do so in person and without all the mumbo-jumbo. Those acting as putative intermediaries can either give me one hell of a good reason to believe their not just acting on their own behalf or get summarily dismissed. I have a low tolerance for bullshit, and this is bullshit of the worst sort.
The best response: "Whatever".
Ask them to "Ankh if they love Isis"
And yet another response:
"WHY would I care that some guy who died 2,000 years ago loves me?"
A semi-serious response might go like this: "If Jesus loves me unconditionally, then where is the benefit in becoming a Christian? If on the other hand the love of Jesus is contingent on my assuming a particular stance, then how can salvation genuinely be a free gift?"
I'm almost positive that the "unconditional" stuff is not in the N.T.
Jesus has a lot of conditions, most of which his followers ignore.
If you gotta react, OVERREACT! Nothing succeeds like excess!
He told you that? Why on earth would he tell you? Or...are you just a snoopy asshole digging through the magic sky guy's files?
Father christmas loves you.
My new favorite reply is, "I love Lamp!"