I hear various people talk about the concept of unconditional love. They say that pets have unconditional love, or that God loves us unconditionally.
I have to wonder: is there even such a thing? And if there was such a thing, would we value it?
Isn't the very basis of love that the other entity loves you back, or at least treats you decently?
Assuming the shaky probability of a God, that love is certainly conditional: Believe in that God, or go to hell, literally.
Or, for that matter, what if someone loved you no matter what, even if you hated them? Wouldn't their love, unconditional as it was, be more of an annoyance than anything else?