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interesting U2 article

Post by sgttomas » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:11 am

Prophet Muhammad (God send peace and blessings upon him) is reported to have said, "God says 'I am as My servant thinks I am' " ~ Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol 9 #502 (Chapter 93, "Oneness of God")

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Re: interesting U2 article

Post by met » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:55 pm

.It expresses a particular combination of faith and disquiet, exaltation and desperation, that is too spiritual for rock but too strange for church—classic U2.
Hmmm. Yes, interesting. ...is it a good or bad thing tho?
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Re: interesting U2 article

Post by sgttomas » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:29 pm

As far as the tone of the article, I felt that the writer was trying to be expository not accusatory.

And my own feelings, if this is a fair representation, was appreciation of the journey and it made me think this might be a good metaphor for Christianity as a whole (or at least a significant part of north american Christianity) today.

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Re: interesting U2 article

Post by met » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:48 pm

I think there's some truth to that. A lot of people moving in spiritual but non-religious, Bonhoefferian "religionless Christianity" types of directions in N. A.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O078OM/ref=r_soa_w_d
The “One” is the space of the “world” of the tick, but also the “pinch” of the lobster, or that rendezvous in person to confirm online pictures (with a new lover or an old God). This is the machinery operative...as “onto-theology."
Dr Ward Blanton

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