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February 7th, 2007

The U2 Philosophy @ 04:08 pm

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From:andberlin
Date:February 10th, 2007 11:06 am (UTC)
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Obviously I'm not everyone, and the pastor of my church has never pulled out U2 to preach on or make a point, but I love the Rock'n'Roll package that their philosophical and spiritual arrives in. For me it breaks down the stereotypes of black and white sprituality where everyone is either good or bad, what I love about them is the down to earth nature of their spirituality, the fact that it's messy, not always clean-cut - it's ral spirituality being lived by real people.

I'd love to get my hands on that book you picked up.
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From:fiveandfour
Date:February 11th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
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the down to earth nature of their spirituality, the fact that it's messy, not always clean-cut - it's ral spirituality being lived by real people

I think you put your finger on it very well. So many of the examples of spirituality that are out there as examples people are supposed to want to follow are of an idealistic kind of faith that I can't relate to. It often doesn't seem to take into account that people need more out of a relationship with God besides some rules and strictures (do this, don't do that) to live by.

Wrapping up spiritual thoughts in a dark-edged package works for me. And it's not as though I want to deny others the opportunity to have it work for them, too. It's more that I fear it'll mean that dark-edged package will be ignored, but without, the very thing that made the whole package special will be gone.
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From:andberlin
Date:February 11th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
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It's ironic that the idealistic/unrealistic way these spiritualities are portrayed has a lot to do with what draws people to them: those who are disillusioned with their experience of the world and see something refreshing and inspiring in the otherness. And yet, for me, my experience (of Christianity anyway) is that it is so rooted in the reality of every day experience (and the messiness that comes with it) that it's not funny.

It's disappointing that some people can't see beyond the dark-edged package that their spiritual message comes in, and you're right, the message wouldn't be anything without that package - it would be just like every other cliched delivery of spirituality in music.

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