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Thread #96280   Message #1884675
Posted By: Lox
13-Nov-06 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bono
Subject: RE: BS: Bono
Do U2 have a christian agenda? I would have argued that they refer to God and Jesus more in a metaphorical way to add a certain character to their art.

If he was advocating christianity and had made up his mind then surely he would be saying that he had in fact "found what he's looking for" and he'd be telling you where to find it too.

He comes from a deeply christian culture and refers to it honestly, while at the same time he has a fascination with the african american root to rock and roll, which itself is inextricably rooted in christianity.

It doesn't follow that he has a christian agenda or that he is himself christian. I have no idea what he is or what specific philosophy he advocates if any, despite listening to many U2 songs.

In fact, he covers such a wide subject area in his work that to ascribe any agenda to him seems somewhat hasty and ill thought out.