Can U2 & Atheist fans coexist?

cup-of-joe You say, “No way,” I say, “Yahweh!” Name me another, more diabolically opposed duo on God’s green Earth, than an Atheist who happens to be a fan of U2…you can’t! Discovering a U2 fan who happens to be an Atheist is like discovering the Pope is an Agnostic & doesn’t like to work on Sundays. The thought defies logic and boggles the mind. I happen to be one of those fans that believes every U2 lyric is connected to Scripture & if I can’t find it, then it must be buried with an unknown 13th Disciple & God must have whispered the lyrics to Bono in the form of a shadow cast across his room. The image of an Atheist laughing & watching U2 waiting for God to walk in the room is pure gold, not to mention frankincense or myrrh. Love & logic may keep us clear, but it also separates & defines us. Most Atheists I know are intelligent, logical people. “Really?  “Swear to God.”  So, why are the believers un-Able & Cain to come to grips with the phenomenon of an Atheist being a U2 fan? I mean, you can’t swing AN Cat Dubh without hitting a U2 song with Christian overtones, not to say that Christians have the corner market on being kind & courteous to their fellow man. Remember the Crusades, and nuns with rulers! The difference lies in….Faith! While Christians stand up for hope, faith & love, an atheist is sitting for logic, rationality & the bartender to bring another pint of reality check. While at a U2 gig, I’m looking to the window in the skies in reflection, an Atheist is scoping out the hottie’s thong standing there right in front of us. Each of us is receiving a little glimpse of Heaven, I guess. U2’s music may be more powerful than we think. Listening to U2 allows me the freedom to forget about shame, pain & sorrow, while simultaneously allowing an Atheist to forget that their own version of Judgment Day will begin Monday morning, when their boss doesn’t get the report that was supposed to be filed on Friday because the fan left early to go to a U2 show. Where I see the grave is now a groove, an Atheist does not see a God shaped hole that some Mofo just dug, he just sees a hole. I can guarantee you that “Burning bush” means something totally different to an Atheist than it does to a Christian. It’s all about perspective. The bottom line is that U2’s music offers something for every Thomas and doubting Thomas. Compromise, it’s not a dirty word. So, can the two be as one tonight? I say, “Sure we can…as long as God allows it!” ;)

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    joepit
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     You say, “No way,” I say, “Yahweh!” Name me another, more diabolically opposed duo on God’s green Earth, than an Atheist who happens to be a fan of U
    [See the full post at: Can U2 & Atheist fans coexist?]

    #7311

    Chris
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    What can I say….

    #7312

    Chris
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    People can’t stay away from that U2 goodness…Just like an Atheist in a U2-Record Store…he knows he mustn’t (because he doesn’t Believe in God, what the heck!!!, he’s a rationalist!) but he still buys an album or two…Better put the whole discography in !!! !!!

    #7314

    Leeny
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    You should be stoned for that one, or maybe you were.

    #7315

    Chris
    Participant

    Yeah…Bring him the Narcotics !!!..Or give him more !!!

    #7317

    joepit
    Moderator

    Leeny, it’s the cross I bare! ;)

    #7318

    Leeny
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    Subdue him with blunt force til he goes bongkers.

    #7319

    Leeny
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    What? Getting hung up on words? You call that a cross? No, no, no.
    Crosswords and puns are two different thieves of one’s time.

    #7320

    Leeny
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    Obviously crosswords are the good thief….

    #7321

    joepit
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    Leeny, I just got your stoned reference. I’m a little slow this morning. CLASSIC!

    #7322

    Chris
    Participant

    NO ! Don’t throw (Rolling) Stones at him !!! He’s a true artist, a visionary !

    “And Still…It turns !”

    #7323

    Leeny
    Participant

    To every thing there is a season

    #7324

    Leeny
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    @joepit said:
     The image of an Atheist laughing & watching U2 waiting for God to walk in the room is pure gold]

    On a serious note, I’d very much like to hear an atheist’s comment on this image.

    For me, U2’s waiting for God to enter the room is critical. If they can’t find God in the studio they might as well pack it up and go home, find God again, and then come back to the studio to relay God’s message. But for someone who does not believe that God exists, is this frustrating? irritating? silly?, or do you just shrug your shoulders and wait for Bono to get his inspiration from wherever he gets it from?

    #7325

    joepit
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    Leeny, I laughed as I wrote that line. We’re waiting for our favorite Atheist to chime in on this.

    #7328

    Ana
    Participant

    Joe, you know he won’t come here, don’t you? ;)

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