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January 25th, 2005

fun reading @ 02:35 pm

juliedelaporte:
The Joshua Tree as a Christian album?

It's a musician's list of his favorite "christian albums." I'm not sure if I agree with the classification, but it's a fun read.
 
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From:deltawing
Date:January 25th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Well, it was written and performed (well, 3/4 performed) by Christians, so in that sense, its a Christian album. But what that guy goes on to say, about a "fall from grace", just shows a complete misunderstanding of U2's motives and their Christian life.
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From:juliedelaporte
Date:January 25th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
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I agree, but I think that most of the comments were made in jest.

I especially like the part where he talks about Wake Up, Dead Man.

"...and then eventually record a song with the lyrics "Jesus" and "Fucked" less than 10 words apart."
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From:ajamison
Date:January 25th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Albums can't be Christians....only people can.

As a Christian, I can create art, but it is just an expression of myself....The art (or album, in this case) has not "accepted Jesus Christ as their savior."

U2 has been a big influence in this thinking...It's quite radical compared to the modern "Christian establishment."
From:walrusoct9
Date:January 25th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
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U2 is on a list with Stryper and Amy Grant.

I think I'm going to go hurl now. I know it's the internet and people can post whatever they please, but...Amy Grant?!?
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From:candai
Date:January 26th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
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Well, if the author's just going for generalities, it's true. The majority of their music is written for God, as was Amy Grant's. Most people will never realize that, but eh.
From:walrusoct9
Date:January 26th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
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I think some of them could be interpreted that way, but most of their songs could be seen on many different levels. Somehow U2 manages to still mean something to me, even though I'm pretty anti-religion. (although the "intellectual tortoise" bit was really pushing it)
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From:candai
Date:January 26th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
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I didn't even bother reading the article :) But yeah, the multiple levels were one of the main things that drew me in years ago. Like everyone, "With or Without You" was one of my favorite love songs, until I realized it wasn't even a love song :) And one of the main things I love about the band is that they're not "religious" ... in fact, they hate organized religion, which I totally agree with, and it pains me to see people lump one's spirituality with religion.
From:walrusoct9
Date:January 26th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
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I never claimed religion had anything to do with spirituality. ;)
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From:candai
Date:January 26th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
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Haha I'm not accusing you :) Believe me ...
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From:angelkitten13
Date:January 25th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
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I find the whole listing hilarious. The comment about Wake Up, Dead Man? I never once found it offensive. I would never say that to God, but I understand what it's saying.

And, The Rolling Stones are known Satanists? Since when? This is the first time I've ever heard that. I would expect that statement about Ozzy Osbourne or Kiss, even. But, I could be wrong about The Stones.

I think this guy needs to be taught U2 Educations perhaps?


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