Bono – On Christianity and Art
man, I love Bono….
“There’s a fear of duality [in Christian art]….There’s this part of us that says ….I want this music to do something positive in a very negative world but on the other hand you want to be honest and own up to your earthly desires and the confusion that everybody has.”
“‘Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven’ …. A lot of [Christians] are happy with ‘pie in the sky when we die’ but I don’t think that’s our purpose. Our purpose is to bring heaven to earth in the micro as well as the macro, and in every detail in our lives we should be trying to bring heaven to earth. Have the peace that passes understanding in ourselves, but do not be at peace with this world….because the world is not a happy place for most people who are living in it, and the world is more malleable than we think. We can wrestle it from fools.”
Here. Watch for yourself
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I write. I design. I cook. I read. I make music. I talk to people -- all kinds of people.
I used to teach and hopefully will do so again someday.
My dream job would be a cross between barrista and consultant, with a large helping of international travel and bohemian wandering through concerts, museums, galleries, and open spaces.
Somewhere back in time, my students started calling me "RameyLady" and the name stuck. I like it. There's a Ramey-man too. He's a much better writer but he seems to be too humble to share it with the world....at least, not yet.