Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bono has finally found what he's been looking for....Universalism

Bono has finally found what he's been looking for....Universalism
by Marc Hamer at
SPIRIT AND TRUTH, Wednesday, Feb 8, 2006

I thought it was necessary to post this in regard to Bono because he is increasingly becoming the darling of the not so discerning evangelical church. I should note before I go on that in the early years of U2 (1980-1990) they cranked out some pretty good music but of late seem to be more in it for the money, at least the quality of the song writing would lead me to that conclusion. I would also say that Bono has done some pretty good things in making people aware of some pretty horrifying humanitarian disasters around the world. That being said, I also believe he [Bono] is leading many people astray with his Universalist religious views. You say, oh I thought he was a Christian. Not unless you think you can be a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu...all at the same time. This is a version of Christianity that is born in his brain, not in scripture, not even close. Christianity and those other (false religions) are mutually exclusive. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me". - John 14:6 I think Jesus was being extremely clear in that statement because there were Bono's back those days as well.

Check out this statement from Bono from a magazine interview,

"Do you still believe that Jesus is the way? Doesn't that biblical injunction deny that followers of other religions can enter paradise?

Bono: I don't accept that. I don't accept that fundamentalist concept. I believe, what is it? "The way is as narrow as the eye of the needle," and all that. But I think that's just to keep the fundamentalists out.... (laughs) I never really accepted the whole "born again" tag. It's a great term, had it not been so abused. I accepted it on one level, in that I loved the idea of being reborn.... I think people should be reborn every day, man! You know, every day again and again and again! At 20 years old, this idea of "surrender every day," this idea of "dying to oneself" ... was so exciting! Then I came to America in 1981, the land of milk and the .357 Magnum. It blew my mind that this word "reborn" meant nothing."...

Read More at Marc Hamer's SPIRIT AND TRUTH Blog [Stirling, Scotland]

Read More about Bono's Universalism in the article
How To Dismantle an Idolized Bono
by Tara Leigh Cobble at Relevant Magazine.Com