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December 31st, 2005

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sapphires13:
About a week and a half ago, volare posted an article from a Christian magazine (Relevant Magazine) by a woman who went to a concert, and totally misinterpreted Bono's message behind the CoeXisT blindfold.
This article caused quite a stir here, as it did among U2 fans everywhere. E-mails poured into the magazine, most of which were correcting the misinterpretation. Because of the massive reaction the article, the magazine put together a special Podcast, on this subject alone. It's well worth a listen. The people doing the podcast quote from many of the feedback e-mails they received, and overall seem to be much more openminded than the woman who wrote the initial article.

The podcast can be found on the magazine's homepage:
www.relevantmagazine.com
Scroll down and look for the Podcast thing, in the middle of the page, near the bottom. Just push play, and it should start playing.
 
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From:ajamison
Date:December 31st, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
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Glad you posted this. I noted the article in one of my comments on volare's original post, but I don't think many saw/read it…

The podcast is great. Definitely opens up the conversation a lot more!
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From:boriel
Date:December 31st, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
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same here, thanks for posting this. i read the article and i'm one of the people that sent an email to correct them on some items....i'm so glad that others did too - and other christians. its one thing to have an opinion, but if you voice it in public, your facts should be accurate.

off to go have a listen.
From:achtungeternal
Date:December 31st, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I was sort of pissed and made a rude remark to that magazine. Now I feel bad. xP Hope they don't quote that.
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From:purplicious
Date:December 31st, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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It kind of annoyed me how they believe that Bono said Tara's misquote at her show. That he just accidentally said the wrong thing at that show, and said "it's true, all sons of Abraham" at every other show.
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From:purplicious
Date:December 31st, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
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"I don't think Bono is really a Christian...he swears!" *snort*
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From:purplicious
Date:December 31st, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Good things to say overall though. Thanks for sharing! :)
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From:bonoist
Date:December 31st, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
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I was irritated by that comment as well. He should have said, "I believe that is what she thinks she heard." What show did she go to? We can listen to a boot and get the definitive answer. I'd love to correct those guys.
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From:purplicious
Date:December 31st, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
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In her article, she says, "When I scored two great seats to one of the shows at Madison Square Garden last month, I thought my life had reached its pinnacle. "
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From:bonoist
Date:December 31st, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the info!!
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From:fiveandfour
Date:December 31st, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for pointing the way to the podcast. I was very interesting to listen to and helped to heal some of the anger I felt over the the original article.

I try to keep in mind that as a public person, Bono is open to having his words and actions misinterpreted, but articles like that one still get to me. This is not to say that I think he's a perfect man (nobody is), but it gets to me when people who are doing positive things with the best of intentions are spoken of with such negativity.

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