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Old 06-14-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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Bono's views on eastern religions? (Version II)

Since the other "Bono's views on Eastern religions?" thread descended into an all out theological slugfest while few actually addressed the main topic, I decided to hit the reset button and attempt to present the question again. This time please try your best to actually address the main question without resorting to a heated debate on Judeo-Christian doctrine interpretation or who goes to hell . I know that the question may have already been answered on the last thread, but hay, no harm in doing it again! Besides, I really do want what Bono does think of eastern religions (if he as any)!

Now here's the original topic which has been "slightly edited" to prevent explosions happening. Note: I'm not blaming anyone for the last thread, so don't attack me on that .

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While reading the "Jesus, Jew, Mohammed, it's true... " thread, a question came up in my mind: what does Bono think about eastern religions (ie. Buddhism, Hinduism, Toasm, etc)? For someone who has such a deep spiritualy connection, its surpring that he speaks so little about a big chunk of religions human beings practice.

I remember Bono saying during an interview:

"I think the Dalai Lama says", 'Begin with death, start from there, and you won't go far wrong.' "I don't think he was just having a bad day."

That's all I remember know, apart from a "Grace vs. Karma" discussion he had once before.
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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First, I do not read Bono's statement about "Jesus, Jew, Mohammed..." to mean that the three religions are equal.

Second, I have not heard a statement by Bono that would lend any credibility to Eastern religions.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:40 AM   #3
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No reading material to go off here, but I cannot imagine him disregarding such religions. He is not that kind of person, it seems. So hard to judge when we dont know him, but his compassion and ability to accept would almost contradict a belief that eastern religion was not credible.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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Yeah its always dangerous to try and get into someones else head, so you have to go on what they say the best you can (and try not to take out of context or read to much into it). That being said however, I think its clear while he respects eastern religions, he certainly respects Ghandi, he quotes him in the HTDAAB album book, he does not seem to 'elevate' these religions to the status of Christianity. As said elsewhere, 'Conversations' gives you a pretty good glimpse into feelings on religions. He clearly thinks Grace (a Christian concept) is superior to karma (a more eastern concept. Also he says while Bhudda, Mohammed, etc. were great teachers, none of them were divine, as is Christ in the Christian tradition. So he clearly thinks highly enough of some of the teachings of eastern traditions enough to quote them in 'public' i.e. print, he also seems to imply Christianity is 'the truth.'
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Bono is undeniably a Christian, but I would think that he respects other people's rights to their own beliefs, even if he doesn't agree with those beliefs.

And the "your religion sucks" approach that some Christians take is TOTALLY the wrong way to spread the Gospel!
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:08 PM   #6
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I'll say the same thing that I did in the last thread. As much as I have read on Bono, I haven't came across anything other than what has already been stated. I guess you'll just have to ask him yourself.
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First, I do not read Bono's statement about "Jesus, Jew, Mohammed..." to mean that the three religions are equal.

Second, I have not heard a statement by Bono that would lend any credibility to Eastern religions.
I'm sorry...I don't usually come in here, and even more rarely post here, but this comment is just funny to me.

A statement by Bono that would lend any credbility to Eastern religions? WTF? Bono is now the authority on what is and isn't a credible religion?


Sorry if my post helps send this thread veering off again, Halifax. That just stuck me as amazingly funny. I'll go away now.
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I heard bono say that all religon should be banned, apart from catholicisim....
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i don't think this thread was started to say that Bono is the source that bestows credibility...i think it's just about if Bono believes these other philosophies have credibility....
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WTF? Bono is now the authority on what is and isn't a credible religion?

No, but that is the topic of the thread
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Can you see why your first post came across as rather pious and non accepting, to those who aren't Christian?
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I too was a bit struck by the choice of the word "credible". While I think I understand what was meant, it does have a rather negative connotation and could be insulting to those who find their worldviews and beliefs quite credible.
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Good grief, people. NB used the word "credibility", but by looking at the context of what he and others have said, I was able to deduce that what he meant was that Bono hadn't said anything in support of Eastern Religion.
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In the book U2 at the End of the World, Flanagan talks about how Bono isn't into New Age mysticism because it has views "at odds with his Christian beliefs."
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I too was a bit struck by the choice of the word "credible". While I think I understand what was meant, it does have a rather negative connotation and could be insulting to those who find their worldviews and beliefs quite credible.
To my knowledge, Bono has not made a statement that would lead someone to follow any Eastern religion.

If we are not pluralistic, we are pious?
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