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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2010, 11:37:44 PM »
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I don't think this thread was on a rail to start with...... 'tis amusing though......

Aha, too true.  :D

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2010, 04:35:12 AM »
<<AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson isn’t impressed with the charity work done by musical peers like Bono of U2 and Bob Geldof, preferring to donate in private. “I do it myself, I don’t tell everybody I’m doing it,” Johnson told the Herald Sun . “I don’t tell everybody they should give money – they can’t afford it. When I was a working man I didn’t want to go to a concert for some b****** to talk down to me that I should be thinking of... >>

WE NEED HELP TO BONO SO HE's BEEN AWAY BY HIS SUCCESS!

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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2010, 04:56:00 AM »
Now he's telling us things we already know. I don't like that. Nobody likes that. THAT'S TROLLING.

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2010, 07:12:14 AM »
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By such logic, the only place U2 should be touring is The Shire.


hahahaha at least Bono could look em in the eye

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2010, 09:10:58 AM »
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You can find fault with any country/leader.

Bono nuzzled up to mass murderer and war criminal George W. Bush too.....



Bono also nuzzled up to lying socialist Barack Obama  ;)  No need to make ridiculous political statements on a U2 forum.
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2010, 08:50:43 PM »
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By such logic, the only place U2 should be touring is The Shire.


hahahaha at least Bono could look em in the eye


MUAHAHAHA. even then, I'm sure there's bound to be some controvesy and injustice in The Shire. you'know, Frodo cheating out his fellow hobbits in real estate or Sam cosying to the multi farming corporations for his bid to be mayor.

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2010, 03:31:24 AM »
<<Bono as Person of Faith...
 
By Heidi Gulbrandsen, Mark Witten, Elizabeth Kim and Miriam Booy
Paper written as partial requirement for the course POLS 395
Trinity Western University, Laurentian Leadership Centre
December 2, 2005

Paul Hewson, known to the world as Bono, is an example of an individual striving to live between Christ and culture.  As a world-renowned rock-icon, the lead singer of U2, Bono has earned a myriad of labels.  Among them are: singer, songwriter, opportunist, Christian, humanitarian activist, egoist, political advocate, rock-star, father and husband.  Bono’s multifaceted life makes it difficult to understand exactly what it is that defines his success.  Arguably the most celebrated secular rock star of the modern era, intriguingly, Bono openly professes faith in Jesus Christ.  Despite his testimony, many Christians refuse to recognize this secular icon as a genuine follower of God.  In regards to his lifestyle and lyrics, many consider his faith nebulous and even questionable.  His humanitarian pursuits – devoid of fellowship with the Church – are sometimes heralded as activism for its own sake.  As an artist, Bono typically refuses to overtly espouse familiar Christian lyrical content expressing themes of peace, joy, praise, and love.  It is often only when one delves deep into his art, that Bono’s beliefs become evident.   The following paper will examine the way Bono lives between Christ and culture.

Many believers criticize Bono for claiming to be Christian and failing to live in accordance with Evangelical standards and norms.  Steve Stockman summarizes the cynicism of Christians as, “they drink and smoke and swear, how can you believe that they are still Christians? Likewise Mark Joseph explains many believe U2 is successful in the entertainment industry because “they [are] willing to submerge strong and devout statements of faith and devotion, and instead write songs that [are] vague at best, avoiding whenever possible direct references to God…”  Despite criticisms, it is clear that Bono’s personal spiritual journey deeply impacts his music.  He boldly quotes Psalms, chants Hallelujah, and openly worships God in front of stadiums of secular audiences.  His lifestyle reflects a strong relationship with his wife Alison Stewart and commitment to his four children.  The humanitarian causes he advocates resonate from a Christian point of view with Biblical imperatives declaring the necessity of faith’s alignment with social justice.  Ultimately, the extent to which Bono lives between Christ and culture is debated.
         
Four different aspects will be examined with relation to this topic.  Firstly, Bono’s lyrics will be examined in an attempt to derive spiritual content and undertones.  Secondly, his role as a humanitarian activist will be considered, looking specifically at how he transfers power and celebrity into advocacy for poverty and social justice.  Thirdly, his interactions with political leaders will be analyzed. And lastly, how he fits into the Church and wider Christian community, as well as a Christian response to his worldview, will be addressed.  According to Niebuhr’s types of Believers, it will be argued that Bono is a combination of elements of ‘Christ of culture’ and ‘Christ transforming culture.’ >>

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2010, 04:39:42 AM »
I'm very tempted to give mob a PM.

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2010, 04:40:45 AM »
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I'm very tempted to give mob a PM.

Be careful

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« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2010, 04:48:50 AM »
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I'm very tempted to give mob a PM.

Be careful

How come?

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2010, 04:52:14 AM »
Seems a lil strange is all

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« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2010, 04:55:30 AM »
Strange indeed. But I'm so tempted!  :D

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2010, 09:12:08 AM »
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<<AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson isn’t impressed with the charity work done by musical peers like Bono of U2 and Bob Geldof, preferring to donate in private. “I do it myself, I don’t tell everybody I’m doing it,” Johnson told the Herald Sun . “I don’t tell everybody they should give money – they can’t afford it. When I was a working man I didn’t want to go to a concert for some b****** to talk down to me that I should be thinking of... >>

WE NEED HELP TO BONO SO HE's BEEN AWAY BY HIS SUCCESS!

Do you actually like Bono or are you having fun at our expense?  You do know that Bono is a citizen of The Republic Of Ireland and not Russia, don't you?  Because, you seem to putting all of what you think is evil about Russia and Bono in the same threads that you start.

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« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2010, 12:52:22 AM »
He's hiding behind the articles, that's what. I sent a PM, hasn't replied.

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Re: U2 tour in Moscow is WRONG! World campaing
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2010, 08:51:36 AM »
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<<Bono as Person of Faith...
 
By Heidi Gulbrandsen, Mark Witten, Elizabeth Kim and Miriam Booy
Paper written as partial requirement for the course POLS 395
Trinity Western University, Laurentian Leadership Centre
December 2, 2005

Paul Hewson, known to the world as Bono, is an example of an individual striving to live between Christ and culture.  As a world-renowned rock-icon, the lead singer of U2, Bono has earned a myriad of labels.  Among them are: singer, songwriter, opportunist, Christian, humanitarian activist, egoist, political advocate, rock-star, father and husband.  Bono’s multifaceted life makes it difficult to understand exactly what it is that defines his success.  Arguably the most celebrated secular rock star of the modern era, intriguingly, Bono openly professes faith in Jesus Christ.  Despite his testimony, many Christians refuse to recognize this secular icon as a genuine follower of God.  In regards to his lifestyle and lyrics, many consider his faith nebulous and even questionable.  His humanitarian pursuits – devoid of fellowship with the Church – are sometimes heralded as activism for its own sake.  As an artist, Bono typically refuses to overtly espouse familiar Christian lyrical content expressing themes of peace, joy, praise, and love.  It is often only when one delves deep into his art, that Bono’s beliefs become evident.   The following paper will examine the way Bono lives between Christ and culture.

Many believers criticize Bono for claiming to be Christian and failing to live in accordance with Evangelical standards and norms.  Steve Stockman summarizes the cynicism of Christians as, “they drink and smoke and swear, how can you believe that they are still Christians? Likewise Mark Joseph explains many believe U2 is successful in the entertainment industry because “they [are] willing to submerge strong and devout statements of faith and devotion, and instead write songs that [are] vague at best, avoiding whenever possible direct references to God…”  Despite criticisms, it is clear that Bono’s personal spiritual journey deeply impacts his music.  He boldly quotes Psalms, chants Hallelujah, and openly worships God in front of stadiums of secular audiences.  His lifestyle reflects a strong relationship with his wife Alison Stewart and commitment to his four children.  The humanitarian causes he advocates resonate from a Christian point of view with Biblical imperatives declaring the necessity of faith’s alignment with social justice.  Ultimately, the extent to which Bono lives between Christ and culture is debated.
         
Four different aspects will be examined with relation to this topic.  Firstly, Bono’s lyrics will be examined in an attempt to derive spiritual content and undertones.  Secondly, his role as a humanitarian activist will be considered, looking specifically at how he transfers power and celebrity into advocacy for poverty and social justice.  Thirdly, his interactions with political leaders will be analyzed. And lastly, how he fits into the Church and wider Christian community, as well as a Christian response to his worldview, will be addressed.  According to Niebuhr’s types of Believers, it will be argued that Bono is a combination of elements of ‘Christ of culture’ and ‘Christ transforming culture.’ >>

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I'm a Christian.  Though, not Evangelical.  More Traditional.  I don't judge Bono or anyone else.  God knows I have done lots of stupid things in my life.