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Offline briscoetheque

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 04:27:05 AM »
This thread will die soon.

Never to rise from the dead.

But yes. To quote Richey Edwards... "I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing"

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2017, 06:28:00 AM »
I'm an atheist and I'm not going to develop because I don't want this thread to go aloof but... As it was said, I think the band, and Bono in particular, have a way of developing themes that can speak to most people, whatever their beliefs are.

I also believe every faith is powerful incentive, for better or worse, and U2, including Adam as a "non believer" have turned faith into music. For the better.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2017, 06:36:36 AM »
I'm atheist and the lyrics doesn't bother me. Actually, I like to feel their religeous feelings, just for the experience.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2017, 08:32:12 AM »
But isn't every non agnostic U2 fan an atheist?


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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2017, 12:41:48 PM »
I join the club of atheist U2 fans!

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2017, 12:41:53 PM »
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I just wrote this, which gives you a sense of where I'm at:

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Interesting. Just ordered...along with Accidental Saints. Look forward to them both

Thanks! And Accidental Saints is by my same publisher (Penguin/Random House). I enjoyed it.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2017, 12:48:25 PM »
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I'm an atheist and I'm not going to develop because I don't want this thread to go aloof but... As it was said, I think the band, and Bono in particular, have a way of developing themes that can speak to most people, whatever their beliefs are.

I also believe every faith is powerful incentive, for better or worse, and U2, including Adam as a "non believer" have turned faith into music. For the better.

he's a believer now.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2017, 12:49:16 PM »
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I'm an atheist and I'm not going to develop because I don't want this thread to go aloof but... As it was said, I think the band, and Bono in particular, have a way of developing themes that can speak to most people, whatever their beliefs are.

I also believe every faith is powerful incentive, for better or worse, and U2, including Adam as a "non believer" have turned faith into music. For the better.

he's a believer now.
Really? I didn't know that. Is there a quote somewhere?

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2017, 01:33:09 PM »
ill look but a pastor did a sermon on the Christian themes of U2 and mentioned he was the long time hold out but was saved after the Vertigo tour i believe.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2017, 01:35:39 PM »
I think I remember reading that it was part of his alcohol rehab?

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2017, 02:04:17 PM »
I'm an absolute atheist and happy U2 fan.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2017, 02:12:38 PM »
I'm an atheist and I don't think U2 would be anywhere near as interesting if they weren't religious. Their Christianity has given them all these tools to make art with that they simply wouldn't have had otherwise. Here is an OTR I wrote a couple years ago about my views on it:

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2017, 05:56:33 AM »
And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2017, 05:58:19 AM »
Yes.

One thing I find fascinating is U2 are clearly religious, but they don't let that define them as a pigeonhole.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2017, 10:18:53 AM »
I know early on Bono, Edge, Larry were part of a Christian sect, cant remember what it was called.

Are they part of a mainstream Christianity church now, or is this still the same?