In this section, the writer just gives his own personal views. He has his views and I will let him have them. He says that paradise or hell forever is senseless as the soul is finite. These are his views and I will not comment on them as they are not scripture backed but are just personal feelings.
What God was doing before the Creation is not a matter of concern. Due to our limited knowledge and limited scientific advancements, we cannot say anything on this matter. Personal views should not be used to make conclusions. As we have seen earlier that the writer’s personal views have turned out to be wrong, we might as well ignore them altogether.