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U2 Christianity and Bono?

stevechambers34stevechambers34 Posts: 458
edited May 2007 in Campaign
re the recent TV coverage of U2 songs being sung in 'church' I couldn't help but recall an aquaintance informing me of Bono's alleged support for the IRA, is this true? has anyone else heard this?
by the way this is NOT an anti Christian rant ...just wondered if there was any truth in it?

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  • Mister PaulMister Paul Posts: 719
    If you want to get an idea of Bono's beliefs, the book of interviews with him is pretty enlightening.

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  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Bono is [insert Deity here]?

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Cunobelin</i>

    Bono is [insert Deity here]?

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    Bono is David Brent
  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Mister Paul</i>

    If you want to get an idea of Bono's beliefs, the book of interviews with him is pretty enlightening.

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    Care to briefly enlighten us and save us the trouble of reading his book

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  • Mister PaulMister Paul Posts: 719
    Haven't got the time really to explain a couple of hundred pages.

    It is worth a read.

    Anyway, according to Paul Whitehouse, Bono is "as humble as a womble humble".

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  • During the time that he was sucking up to Bush and Blair while trying to hijack the Make Poverty History campaign, to "put pressure" on western governments to commit to greater aid in the 3rd world, he was arranging his finance in off-shore thingy's to avoid paying tax in Ireland. In other words, I live in Ireland, I'm proud of being Irish, but the Irish hospitals/schools/roads/social services/police force/etc can collapse for all I care, you're not getting you hands on my money.

    I find him hypocritical.

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  • U2 generally dont discuss thier religious beliefs straight out due to the whole irish catholic / protistant thing;

    they're christians
  • Cannock ChaseCannock Chase Posts: 558
    Bono may mean well but he thinks he is a modern day Jesus who can change the world.
    John Lennon couldn't do it, so Bono's got no chance.

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  • redcogsredcogs Posts: 3,232
    i seem to recall that john Lennon played a quite significant role in forming attitudes during the 1960s and 70s? Peace, equality, womens rights, social comment, decent music etc.

    He had the big advantage of getting shot dead before he could 'blot the copy book' by becoming a cynical reactionary along with so many others of that heady period..

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  • Cannock ChaseCannock Chase Posts: 558
    "Peace, equality, womens rights, social comment, decent music etc."

    Apart from womens rights (and they may disagree over that) not much has improved has it?


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  • Has Bono given away all his money then or does he just want other people to do that ?

    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/roads4bikes/
  • redcogsredcogs Posts: 3,232
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Cannock Chase</i>

    "Peace, equality, womens rights, social comment, decent music etc."

    Apart from womens rights (and they may disagree over that) not much has improved has it?


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    Fair comment [:)]

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  • BcpBcp Posts: 1,163
    Don't know if it's been relayed on here before but I've now twice heard the story about Bono at a concert in Glasgow slowly clapping his hands and telling the audience, 'Every time I clap my hands a child in Africa dies'. To which the response came, 'Well, dinnae f**kin' do it then'. It's the sort of story I really hope is true. [:)]
  • Mister PaulMister Paul Posts: 719
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Squaggles</i>

    Has Bono given away all his money then or does he just want other people to do that ?

    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/roads4bikes/
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    Why? Have you given away all of your money, or do you just want Bono to do it?

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Hackney Carriage</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Cunobelin</i>

    Bono is [insert Deity here]?

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    Bono is David Brent
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    Bono is also having a pretty censored Giro for Lampre-Fondital. [:D]

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  • Well , I'm not rich but I've given a larger percentage of my money to charity than Bono , the guy doesn't even like to pay tax.


    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Mister Paul</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Squaggles</i>

    Has Bono given away all his money then or does he just want other people to do that ?

    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/roads4bikes/
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    Why? Have you given away all of your money, or do you just want Bono to do it?

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  • Mister PaulMister Paul Posts: 719
    How do you know?

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