Sunday, August 07, 2005

Bono: De Gratia


I've been waiting for years to confirm what I already suspected. Bono Christianus est. This exceprt from an interview makes it crystal clear. Thanks to McRyanMac for pointing this out to me. Here's a sample to whet your apetite:
"Look, the secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: He was a great prophet, obviously a very interesting guy, had a lot to say along the lines of other great prophets, be they Elijah, Muhammad, Buddha, or Confucius. But actually Christ doesn't allow you that. He doesn't let you off that hook. Christ says, No. I'm not saying I'm a teacher, don't call me teacher. I'm not saying I'm a prophet. I'm saying: 'I'm the Messiah.' I'm saying: 'I am God incarnate.' . . . So what you're left with is either Christ was who He said He was—the Messiah—or a complete nutcase. . . . The idea that the entire course of civilization for over half of the globe could have its fate changed and turned upside-down by a nutcase, for me that's farfetched."

Hellooo? Has Bono been reading Lewis? Can you say, "trilemma?" Praise God.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Brent said...

The book is a great read. You can borrow if you'd like.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

Chris,
I could have told you this fact back when we were in Junior High and U2 was deemed acceptable music in our house because one of our Sunday School publications had an interview with Bono regarding his Christianity.

9:03 PM  
Blogger chris said...

Really? Wow. I didn't want to speculate, but after these last two albums, it was hard not to. I was slow to believe he was a Christian because I'm always hearing about how so-and-so celebrity is a Christian. Apparently, he's been through quite a journey.

11:22 AM  

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