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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2017, 03:13:23 AM »
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Being a  member of other forums, I actually find this a vert civilised discussion on religious beliefs.
I know things can get out of hand sometimes but the OP was reaching out making a public statement that they love U2 while being atheist. Surely that allows for people with a different view to contribute and due to the nature allows a little cheeky humour?

I'm interested to know why the jaredladbb  asked the original question?
Is it because you feel there are a lot of religious themes in U2s songs that you still feel a connection with in a non-religious way or just love their music? 
I ask because I am interested. For me, I tend to focus more on the music than the lyrics.

U2 talk about religion in a very non-denominational way. At school etc., there's all the hymns, religious lessons, so mostly people are aware even if they don't believe in the mythology. To be flippant, we all know Batman is a weird guy in a cape with dead, rich parents. Doesn't mean we have to like Batman movies or read the comics.  Same with religion, even a nonbeliever is aware of the basics. And U2 talk about religion in a way that works on a more general level around ethics, belief, and spirituality rather than the 'White Bloke With A Beard Living In A Cloud' cliche.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #76 on: April 01, 2017, 05:36:12 AM »
I thought "the comment" was funny.

A little reflective of #outrage that we look to be offended rather than laugh and jog on.

Sad.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2017, 05:36:54 AM »
'White Bloke With A Beard Living In A Cloud' ...this really cracked me up...I call him "the big guy in the sky". And, I believe in Him!

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2017, 05:43:37 AM »
This thread probably has a shorter life expectancy than a snail on a highway...

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2017, 05:44:55 AM »
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This thread probably has a shorter life expectancy than a snail on a highway...
I think you said that in an earlier post...but it's still going...energizer bunny stuff, I guess.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2017, 05:45:35 AM »


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'White Bloke With A Beard Living In A Cloud' ...this really cracked me up...

I wasn't amused. If there's one thing the world has more than enough of, it's hipsters.


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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2017, 05:47:29 AM »
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This thread probably has a shorter life expectancy than a snail on a highway...
I think you said that in an earlier post...but it's still going...energizer bunny stuff, I guess.
True. Must have run out of coffee in the mods lounge.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2017, 02:49:09 AM »
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I thought "the comment" was funny.

A little reflective of #outrage that we look to be offended rather than laugh and jog on.

Sad.

I like to think that I'm way more relaxed about those kinds of jokes when it's not pinned to one of my quotes... but I ain't sure about that.

In fact, I've never really enjoyed stereotypes jokes, wether it's Jews, blondes, Belgians... you name it.

Hi, I'm Soloyan. Sometimes I take things too seriously.

(@U2 forum crowd) : Hi Soloyan !

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2017, 04:00:45 AM »
Sure. Why couldn't atheists enjoy U2's music ?

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2017, 07:03:32 AM »
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Sure. Why couldn't atheists enjoy U2's music ?
This is where I would make a joke about politics, but I can't do that anymore because of politics.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2017, 07:20:15 AM »
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Sure. Why couldn't atheists enjoy U2's music ?
This is where I would make a joke about politics, but I can't do that anymore because of politics.
yup

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2017, 11:55:20 AM »
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In fact, I've never really enjoyed stereotypes jokes, wether it's Jews, blondes, Belgians... you name it.


Frickin Belgians. Don't get me started....

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2017, 07:02:56 PM »
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'White Bloke With A Beard Living In A Cloud' ...this really cracked me up...

I wasn't amused. If there's one thing the world has more than enough of, it's hipsters.
Agreed.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2017, 10:24:45 PM »
Athiesm IS a religion. There are few true Athiests out there, for to be an athiest means to actively believe that there is no God, despite a lack of evidence to prove that assertion. Agnosticism is more prevalent and rational, that is, the belief that proof is required before believing in anything. Absent proof of God, the athiest turns to belief in his non-existence, the agnostic turns to non-belief in his existence.

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Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2017, 03:27:58 AM »
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Athiesm IS a religion. There are few true Athiests out there, for to be an athiest means to actively believe that there is no God, despite a lack of evidence to prove that assertion. Agnosticism is more prevalent and rational, that is, the belief that proof is required before believing in anything. Absent proof of God, the athiest turns to belief in his non-existence, the agnostic turns to non-belief in his existence.

And for completeness, a believer denounces all other Gods but their own.