2017 – Irony

 

Of all the evidences for God to be found on the Wiki page ‘Existence of God’, you won’t find irony listed. In fact, historically, writers have used irony to argue against God. Literary giants like Voltaire used irony to obliterate faith.

But what if the real irony of Alanis Morissette’s iconic song was that the lyrics really were ironic after all? What if God had created irony to hint at his existence?

This non-fiction book is written for the agnostics, the seekers, the doubters, the sceptics. It is not primarily aimed at believers or atheists (although these two groups will find it interesting). It is particularly aimed at those who find it difficult not to blame a seemingly malevolent God when things go wrong.

It is a practical book which doesn’t shy away from the fact that God allows negative irony to take place within our lives.

In the book I call for a wider definition of the word in keeping with today’s understanding. Language evolves and for many people irony today is not the strict dictionary definition. Irony can also be hypocrisy, ‘crazy bad luck’ and even serendipity. But we live in post-ironic, post-truth, and post-God times – we are far too sophisticated to accept dogmas which we may have been expected to accept in the past.

So how can irony be evidence for a benevolent God? To find that out you may need to read this book.

This book won’t resolve the issue of suffering. It won’t make you rich or make your tweets go viral. ‘Why should I read your book then?’ I hear you think.

Firstly, because, you may want to know why everything is currently conspiring to keep you from reading it.

Secondly, because it’s original and brings fresh ideas forward.

Thirdly, because it’s shiny?

Available from Amazon here as paperback or ebook

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