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Old 05-13-2005, 02:52 AM   #1
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Religious sounding songs, for non religious people...

I don't consider myself a Christian or wonder if there is a true maker, but there are some songs that really I like, and they have a religious meaning to...

Songs like;

Creed - Faceless Man
U2 - 40
U2 - Wake Up Deadman

Songs like those, I'm not religious -- but I don't have a problem singing these songs outloud... why is this?
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Because even the nonreligious need to cry out to something sometimes.
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Maybe lyrics dont always have to even make sense. I sometimes wonder, if someone sang about mud caked boots, but the music and construction of the song was class, I'd still like it. Maybe it's because I think a lot of poetry is pretentious and a giant wank, that lyrics dont often have to mean much. I appreciate when they do, but not relentless applauding when it's just more of the same pretentious wankerising but this time put to music.
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Bono calls it a "God shaped hole"
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theu2fly — I think these songs move you because they have truth in them.

Nb's right on this. I believe we were all created to have a relationship with God and for those who don't, there's something missing in their lives. I think the songs you mentioned above kind of point us to that relationship. (Actually, I can't speak for the Creed song, because I've never really paid attention to it.)
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theu2fly — I think these songs move you because they have truth in them.

Nb's right on this. I believe we were all created to have a relationship with God and for those who don't, there's something missing in their lives. I think the songs you mentioned above kind of point us to that relationship. (Actually, I can't speak for the Creed song, because I've never really paid attention to it.)
Perhaps it wasn't meant to be, but your post is condescending as all hell.
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theu2fly — I think these songs move you because they have truth in them.

Nb's right on this. I believe we were all created to have a relationship with God and for those who don't, there's something missing in their lives. I think the songs you mentioned above kind of point us to that relationship. (Actually, I can't speak for the Creed song, because I've never really paid attention to it.)
yes, i'm missing so much.

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Wow, thanks for the respect guys. I'm glad I can share my opinion freely here in FYM without judgement.
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Re: Religious sounding songs, for non religious people...

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I don't consider myself a Christian or wonder if there is a true maker, but there are some songs that really I like, and they have a religious meaning to...

Songs like;

Creed - Faceless Man
U2 - 40
U2 - Wake Up Deadman

Songs like those, I'm not religious -- but I don't have a problem singing these songs outloud... why is this?
Don't have a good answer except that I love a lot of secular songs and will sing them outloud so I guess it works both ways.

I guess if you're not religious or Christian or whatever, you could look at "Christianity" as just another catagory, like songs about sex, songs about drugs, songs about relationships, songs about Christianity, songs about events or places.....it just fits right in there and there's nothing special about it. I wouldn't say you're weird b/c you like a song with a Christian theme but are not a Chrisitan. I like Bad and I've never known any heroine addicts.
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Bono calls it a "God shaped hole"
This is rather presumptuous and condenscending by Bono also.
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Why is that condescending?
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He's not the one that came up with that anyway. Some theologian did, I'm sure if it, b/c I've learned about it before hearing (for the first time today) that Bono said it.
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hello? I was being a stinker.
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This is rather presumptuous and condenscending by Bono also.


well, it's really a Salman Rushdie phrase that Bono lifted.

and Rushdie, brilliant as he is, is rather pretentious.

but so is Bono.

but i love both men.

and some people don't need or want God in their lives. i think the reaction to Coemgen's post was his assumption that people who don't have God are missing out on something. while that's certainly a valid opinion, its also an opinion that's going to draw some skepticism by people who are very happy without God.
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MadelynIris, I'm glad you were just being a stinker. Sorry I didn't pick up on the sarcasm.

Irvine, you make a valid point. I understand that people who are happy without God are going to wince when they read my post. That's alright. I'm just sharing what I know to be true.
I just didn't understand why it was considered condescending when I was just stating an opinion.
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