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Bono, U2 and Christianity

U2From the first time I heard “I will follow” on the radio, I was a U2 fan. As a Christian, I would buy a U2 album and quickly read the lyrics to see what creative way Bono used to get “Jesus” in at least one of the songs. I would search for the Christian message in the songs and U2 rarely failed to deliver.

Then came “The Joshua Tree.” I was crushed. How could Bono say “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for?”

I believe in the kingdom come/ Then all the colors will bleed into one/
Bleed into one/ Well, yes I’m still running/
You broke the bonds and you loosed the chains/
Carried the cross of my shame/ Of my shame/
You know I believed it/ But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

However, it was no long after this, I too began to feel a discontent with Christianity. As time went on, I could more and more identify with this song. I believed in my faith but could not explain why I still felt like there was so much missing…

Continue Reading April 19, 2007 at 8:42 pm 72 comments


Attention Christian Readers

Just in case you were wondering who we are and why we de-converted.

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Whether or not you believe in God, you should live your life with love, kindness, compassion, mercy and tolerance while trying to make the world a better place. If there is no God, you have lost nothing and will have made a positive impact on those around you. If there is a benevolent God reviewing your life, you will be judged on your actions and not just on your ability to blindly believe in creeds- when there is a significant lack of evidence on how to define God or if he/she even exists.

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