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Old 09-10-2015, 01:21 PM   #436
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Two topics that I avoid like the plague are Religion and Politics. I don't talk about them, it just leads to pointless debating. I have no strong feelings about either subject, I'm just a man trying to live my own life and do what's best for my family.

But that has never affected how I feel about U2 or REM's music, or anybody else. A song like "40", for example, has no religious meaning to me, even though it's taken directly from the Bible. I just like it.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:02 PM   #437
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U2 should be role models for Christians. In the Bible there are instructions 'to be in the world, but not of it'. Bono is a good example of this, by being in the public eye, and using his gifts to benefit others by Aid to Africa and fighting the scourge of AIDS. He successfully courted both sides of the aisle and enlisted evangelicals to help.

My mother had an evangelical phase when I was a teenager. It was pretty evident that the congregation wanted to seal themselves away from the world. It was a club that had different meetings every night, so you could basically isolate your entire existence outside of the workplace. They weren't able to navigate their place 'in the world'.
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U2 should be role models for Christians. In the Bible there are instructions 'to be in the world, but not of it'. Bono is a good example of this, by being in the public eye, and using his gifts to benefit others by Aid to Africa and fighting the scourge of AIDS. He successfully courted both sides of the aisle and enlisted evangelicals to help.
That's great and all, but this is the REM thread.


Btw, U2 are role models for humanity, not just Christianity. They are all inclusive.
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Shouldn't you be in the world and of the world?
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:24 PM   #440
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That's great and all, but this is the REM thread.
I guess I'm late to the Christianity discussion. Automatic for the People is awesome
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I guess I'm late to the Christianity discussion. Automatic for the People is awesome
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The little falsetto parts of "Kohoutek" are one of the most affecting and beautiful moments in the R.E.M. catalogue.
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:59 PM   #442
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REM has announced that they are suing Trump and Cruz for 2.5 million dollars over their unauthorized usage of the song It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).
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New Peter Buck solo album available 10/16. The first two have been excellent.

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I wonder if he's got the itch back and is planning a solo album or somethin? I'd be into that.
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:22 PM   #446
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Was there ever an R.E.M. survivor? If so, anything other than Country Feedback having won is a questionable result.
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:46 PM   #447
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There was one a number of years back. Radio Free Europe won. It got weird at the end. Less and less participation as we went along. A common theme.
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Was there ever an R.E.M. survivor? If so, anything other than Country Feedback having won is a questionable result.

Still not an REM fan but goddamn do I love that song. Stands out like dogs balls on the album.
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Still not an REM fan but goddamn do I love that song. Stands out like dogs balls on the album.
Is that a dig at the album? Out Of Time is a tremendous record, my personal favorite of R.E.M.'s. It's an incredibly intimate, primal piece of work for me. There's a soul-baring quality to it that just kills me every time.
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I like Out of Time, with exception of two tracks. Radio Song and Shiny Happy People. Never could get into those songs.


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