By Marcus Brigstocke
'There's most likely no God ... yet I want there has been. I've bought a few issues
I have to ask him.'
Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West finish convey, God Collar specializes in the 'God-shaped hole' that opens up in Marcus's lifestyles following the loss of life of his ally. Exploring his personal concerns surrounding religion - his loss of it, his want for it, a few people's waste of it and what solid reasons it will possibly serve if he may possibly pay money for it - he rails opposed to the holy trinity of Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) whereas atheists, agnostics and believers of all faiths get it within the neck too. God Collar is a scathing examine smooth religion that may go away you guffawing out loud and analyzing your individual ideals in equivalent measure.
'As success could have it, my dating with God is as dysfunctional and peppered with resentment and recrimination as ever, so this could make for solid writing.'
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