I do not really like the author trying to convince me that "secular"
music is spiritual. I mean I see what he is trying to do, but I can tell a wolf
in sheep's clothing when i see it. Do you really think that U2 is Sunday
appropriate? I will stick to MOTAB thank you. Plus I didn't appreciate
apple or U2 taking away my agency and putting their album on my computer.
@ Tyler D:I believe that the contradiction Bono highlights in those
lyrics is one central to the Christian faith. Since I focus my spirituality on
an individual (Christ), it is a relationship that I seek.All relationships have
ups and downs. At times I feel a closeness to diety, and at other
times I feel far away. I have found that is based on me, not Him. When I take
specific actions that orient me toward a relationship with Christ, I feel Him
near. In religion, faith preceeds anything. This is the point where I believe
some (including myself for a time) get off the "god train". It is hard
to believe in something that you cannot tangibly connect with.@
Scientist:Or they are decent people because of their religiosity.
Bono's faith drives his charitable work, so I would bet that is more likely
I don't know much about U2 music, only heard a little. The one thing I can
say is that I believe it has to be much more positive to listen to than the hip
hop/rap/urban music that has been dominating the music world since the late
1980s. I grew up with the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones.
Todays pop music from the aforementioned culture makes the Stones look like the
Osmond Family. Violent, pornographic, sexist lyrics. That can't be good
for youth or anyone to listen to.
I like U2. Always have. And Bono's wife is amazing. Saw her repelling off a
building in Cork back some years back to raise money for her charities. She got
some of my money for that. The Hewsons seem like decent people despite their
U2 has a strong fan base here in Utah for a reason. Great article. I better go
listen to the new album now...
I understand and appreciate DN highlighting elements of faith around the world
(though its attention doesn't drift far from mostly Christian sources).
Still, it too often seems forced, almost cloying. Almost, and in the case of
this article, nearly completely, juvenile and, well, as uninspired (unspiritual)
as Wonder Bread. There's more sophisticated goings-on in, for instance,
U2's lyrics and temperament than, sadly, the writer of this article could
ever make out. But that's what would make the article most interesting
and, yes, spiritually moving.
Um ..... okay....I wonder what Bono would have to say about this
“I believe in the Kingdom Come,” Bono proclaims. “You carried
the cross, and my shame. … You know I believe it.”And
yet the next line in the song is – “but I still…
haven’t found… what I’m looking for”Interesting…