THE GOD DESIRE
29 Apr 2023
Following his 2021 best-seller on anti-semitism, Jews Don’t Count, David Baddiel now tackles God. A self-professed atheist, Baddiel would actually love there to be a God. How much better would life be? Unfortunately, there isn’t. As he argues in this book, it is the very intensity of his, and everyone else’s, desire for God to exist that proves his non-existence. The admission of his own yearnings makes for a book that is more vulnerable – and more understanding of the value and power of religion – than most atheist polemics. A philosophical essay that employs Baddiel’s trademarks of comedy, storytelling and personal asides, The God Desire offers a readable new perspective on the most ancient of debates.
David will be interviewed by Suzi Feay.