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Old 08-06-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Was Shalom a Catholic Fellowship?

I'd like to know if the Shalom group attended by Bono Larry and Edge was a catholic or a protestant fellowship,
can anybody answer this?
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"For Bono, the Edge and Larry, the God that they met and have pilgrimaged with down the amazing road is a God who is bigger than church or religious boundaries," writes Stockman. "They discovered him outside of the straitjacket of traditional religion, and they have continued to see a God who has gotten bigger and bigger in every way."
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I think Shalom was closer to an evangelical youth group.

Which Bono, Larry and Edge got out of shortly (a few months or so) after joining.

Larry called being in Shalom like being in the Moonies!

I thought that description was probably pretty accurate.
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I think Shalom was closer to an evangelical youth group.

Which Bono, Larry and Edge got out of shortly (a few months or so) after joining.

Larry called being in Shalom like being in the Moonies!

I thought that description was probably pretty accurate.
Are you sure that it was an Evangelical group?
Yesterday I read on a magazine that Shalom was a Catholic group but I'm not sure about it...
Catholic Charismatic groups have name like that...
I'd like to know what kind of Christianism have most influenced the band....Catholicism or Evangelism?
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To answer your original question..Protestant.
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Old 08-06-2005, 04:16 PM   #7
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I think Bono said somewhere is raising his kids more following Catholic teaching?(ahh i can't remember where i read that hmm) so i suppose Catholicism has now started to have a greater influence on him...but when he was younger it was more Protestantism...
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I remember a quote where he says, "My father is Catholic, my mother was Protestant...I chose neither".
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Originally posted by Jamila
I think Shalom was closer to an evangelical youth group.

Which Bono, Larry and Edge got out of shortly (a few months or so) after joining.

Larry called being in Shalom like being in the Moonies!

I thought that description was probably pretty accurate.
What are the Moonies?


And I am absolutly positive in the book "Into the Heart" it says Shalom was a non-denominational Christian group.
It also says they (Edge, Larry and Bono) used to live in a caravan on the beach and spent alot of time praying and fasting.
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Meghan, the Moonies are a cult-based religion based on the teachings of a South Korean minister, Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

They were big in the 1980's and early '90s and were well known for their "brainwashing" techniques to recruit and retain their members.

Here is a link to a site by an ex-Moonie who tries to help de-brainwash members who leave the cult.

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourc...ups/m/moonies/

What Larry must have been referring to is that Shalom must have felt like that to them (a cult) and that's why they ultimately left Shalom.

Remember Shalom was putting pressure on Edge, Larry and Bono to leave the secular world of music and give up the band to follow God!

They came to their good senses and decided that they could worship God AND play secular music.

And thank God for all of us they made that decision.

I think Shalom was non-denominational too but they were into proselytizing their faith and that's why I called them evangelicals.
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I can't believe that people today especially U2 fans are concerned with denomination...
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Meghan, the Moonies are a cult-based religion based on the teachings of a South Korean minister, Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

They were big in the 1980's and early '90s and were well known for their "brainwashing" techniques to recruit and retain their members.

Here is a link to a site by an ex-Moonie who tries to help de-brainwash members who leave the cult.

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourc...ups/m/moonies/

What Larry must have been referring to is that Shalom must have felt like that to them (a cult) and that's why they ultimately left Shalom.

Remember Shalom was putting pressure on Edge, Larry and Bono to leave the secular world of music and give up the band to follow God!

They came to their good senses and decided that they could worship God AND play secular music.

And thank God for all of us they made that decision.

I think Shalom was non-denominational too but they were into proselytizing their faith and that's why I called them evangelicals.
Thank you!
If Shalom was even half of what the Moonies seem to be like I think its probably best they got out when they did.
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I can't believe that people today especially U2 fans are concerned with denomination...
It still makes a huge difference what denomination anyone is.
I'm sorry to have to draw a line, but hey it's just the plain truth.
But to those who don't have a strong faith in God or a god...then why are you reading this?
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But to those who don't have a strong faith in God or a god...then why are you reading this?
You can be non-religious and yet still have a fascination with the whole concept of religion. That's almost like asking why atheists are U2 fans. Sure, they may not agree on religious views, but they can still find a connection of some kind with the band's lyrics and stuff. That's the cool thing about U2's music, it's done in universal terms-anyone can connect with it.

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It still makes a huge difference what denomination anyone is.
I'm sorry to have to draw a line, but hey it's just the plain truth.
But to those who don't have a strong faith in God or a god...then why are you reading this?
Wait you made the assessment that I don't have a strong faith in God from that? Wow you have a powerful ability to read one's heart...
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