U2, Religion and Spirituality

Teilhard de Chardin

Bono sharing his signature sunglasses with St. John Paul II Bono sharing his signature sunglasses with St. John Paul II

I am heading to see U2 this weekend in Chicago with my wife (the kids are spending time with the grandparents :-).  I have always liked U2’s music but it was not until the last five or so years when my spiritual journey took a dramatic U-turn (bad pun intended) from practical agnosticism to honest doubt to sincere belief that I have started to really appreciate them as they have been writing about the quest for God in the context of love, doubt and reason for over 35 years. I appreciate the fact that they are devoutly Christian, and are not afraid to express it as in this 2005 interview between Bono and Michka Assayas:

[T]he secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: he was a great prophet, obviously a very interesting guy, had a lot…

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