Some theologians say that God doesn't exist--God is beyond being. Here is one way to make sense of their claim: Non-relational claims with "God" as the subject term have the word "God" functioning like the "It" in "It's raining" (we should think of "It's raining" on this reading as a nullary predicate). In other words, what we are really expressing are subjectless claims. When the vulgar believer says "God doesn't exist", that's not literally true. What is literally true is something like: "It's Godding". And when the vulgar believer says "God is wise", what's literally true is: "It's Godding wisely" just as "The rain is intense" really means that it's raining intensely. Relational claims can be similarly handled. "The rain falls on me" is more precisely expressed as "It's raining on me", and "God creates the earth" is better said as "It's Godding creatively with respect to the earth." A theologian of this stripe can then talk with the vulgar, but she has a preferred explication of what is being said.
I think this story fails when we talk about love between God and humans. For love is essentially relational. An account of love that eliminates either the subject term or the object term is automatically not an account of love in the proper sense. (There is an extended sense in which someone might be said love a non-existent person. But I think it's more proper to say that she seems to love. If presentism and no-afterlife are true, then in this example, Sally does not love Fred—she only thinks she does.)