Is there a perfect being?
Is everything in the universe a creation of God, the so-called Intelligent Designer?
Is there a providential divinity watching over the human drama and occasionally revealing information to us supernaturally?
Writing about God and religious issues can attract adverse reactions from people, and one can never be sure of the kind of reception that may ensue even if oneâ€™s arguments appear to be nothing less than logical. I hope this book will imbue in you a realization that there are no logical arguments for the existence of God or any god, apart from wishy-washy propositions that say little or nothing, and that no empirical evidence has ever been offered in support. Arguments must be decided on the basis of their being factual or non-factual, persuasive or unpersuasive, logical or illogical.
Reason is a far more reliable or effective tool than a mountain of faith, especially if faith means adhering blindly to oneâ€™s religious teachings or dogma. Arguably, whether life is meaningful, whether there is a purpose to the universe, or whether there is a paradise waiting for us after we are buried or cremated are questions that will have to rest with each individual. Thus, if there are any truths to be found in this book, it is for you, the reader, to decide.
About the Author
Before he retired, Richard Woo was in international banking. Today he lives in Singapore, and is an avid reader on topics concerning science, politics, and religion.