kinnon —  October 23, 2005 — 2 Comments

Bono-RsLiam and I were chatting about Bono today in the truck. I commented that he’d recently had lunch with George Bush. Liam commented on how Bono was using the stage given to him by his musical talent to affect the world. He thought it was more than cool. (Bono was in Washington for a U2 concert and took the opportunity to continue his HIV/AIDS Pandemic conversation with the President.)

Phil Baker‘s site pointed to the Rolling Stone November interview with Bono. Jann Wenner asks Bono about his faith:

What is your religious belief today? What is your concept of God?
If I could put it simply, I would say that I believe there’s a force of love and logic in the world, a force of love and logic behind the universe. And I believe in the poetic genius of a creator who would choose to express such unfathomable power as a child born in “straw poverty”; i.e., the story of Christ makes sense to me.

How does it make sense?
As an artist, I see the poetry of it. It’s so brilliant. That this scale of creation, and the unfathomable universe, should describe itself in such vulnerability, as a child. That is mind-blowing to me. I guess that would make me a Christian. Although I don’t use the label, because it is so very hard to live up to. I feel like I’m the worst example of it, so I just kinda keep my mouth shut.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

2 responses to Bono

  1. thanx bill ! this blog was awesome. i’m a “pupil” of Dr.JohnStanko here in pgh. I have a lot of PERFORMANCE Talent… acting, comedy, and singing… it’s almost a “curse” at times.

    thanx for listing this article on Bono. He’s more a “Christian” than most who use that term too freely/losely.

    I look up to him, his band and his message. It gives me hope. It shows that Christians are such a powerFULL and NEEDED force in this world.

    Bono challenges me the way the “church” does not. He challenges me the way John Stanko does. He and John are GIFTS from God.

    ps. U did an amazing Job getting Stanko’s BLOG up. Way to GO, and THANK U !


  2. Nothing like an honest believer. How refreshing. No self-justification. No false humility. No defense of a perfectly articulated theology. Just wonder at the sublime poetry of God’s work. Its wonderful.


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