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U2 and spirituality

Have any of you considered the spiritual undertone in most- if not all- of the music of U2? My husband says they're the only Christian band to make it mainstream- thoughts?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • My thought is your husband is too young to remember Stryper

    And he should be thankful for that, trust me.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:02 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • It isn't surprising considering they grew up in the middle of a holy war. 


    Anyway who cares!  I love U2 and they are awesome in concert.  I saw them in Birmingham, England the summer of 1987 (I had just gotten engaged lol).


     

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 12:16 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • IMO they are not a Christian band.


     It is not clear that Bono is Christian and if he claims it as a religion, he certainly doesn't fit the mold for one. He has a intriguing way of looking at religious concepts but has said statements that don't actually insinuate he actually believes that Jesus was the son of God etc.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • There is a mold for being a Christian? Really, with all the interpretations going on daily by its members...there could actually be a mold to "fit" into??

    I dont think they would be a christian rock band but they definately are political. I imagine the war they were brought up around would add some spiritual undertones to their political statments but not full on...kwim?

    I, personally, am not a fan but they seem to be doing pretty good work out there and inspiring others.
    BonesDragonDew

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 12:42 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/march/2.38.html?start=2
    Raintree

    Answer by Raintree at 12:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • I'm a big fan. Always have been. Actually, ''christian'' music drives me batty. I get more out of Bono's lyrics.

    From what I've seen- Bono actually lives a more authentic Christian life than most.
    Raintree

    Answer by Raintree at 1:01 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Stryper... haha... I met one of them once. Gross.
    Raintree

    Answer by Raintree at 1:07 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • OP here. The part about U2 being a Christian band was meant as a joke.. sort of. I've been reading through their lyrics now that the new cd is out, and just was intrigued. Thought I'd share. Check out the lyrics to Magnificent-

    http://www.u2.com/discography/lyrics/lyric/song/181
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • "There is a mold for being a Christian? Really, with all the interpretations going on daily by its members...there could actually be a mold to "fit" into??"

    No kidding....if you look at Ozzy's lyrics you can see a lot of Christianity in it! :) (No, that's not a joke, I'm serious.)
    metalcowgirl34

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 1:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • OMG Stryper. Now theres a blast from the past.
    I am not really a fan of U2 but when I do listen the message is usually good.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 1:30 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

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