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September 17 2006

Bono: No, it's not farfetched to me. 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." And people say: No, no, please, just be a prophet. A prophet we can take. You're a bit eccentric. We've had John the Baptist eating locusts and wild honey, we can handle that. But don't mention the "M" word! Because, you know, we're gonna have to crucify you. And he goes: No, no, I know you're expecting me to come back with an army and set you free from these creeps, but actually I am the Messiah. At this point, everyone starts staring at their shoes, and says: Oh, my God, he gonna keep saying this. So what you're left with is either Christ was who He said He was—the Messiah—or a complete nutcase. I mean, we're talking nutcase on the level of Charles Manson. This man was like some of the people we've been talking about earlier. This man was strapping himself to a bomb, and had King of the Jews" on his head, and was they were putting him up on the Cross, was going: OK, martyrdom, here we go. Bring on the pain! I can take it. I'm not joking here. 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…

I have a new respect for Bono......................

                                          IN CHRIST john

Garrett Haynes

September 17 2006
this passage has been the rage lately. dean quoted it in the service last week and now u and rebekah minor are quoting it. i don't have alot of respect for bono. Here's why....he tries to help the environment but he does it in stupid ways. For instance...he wants to save natural forrests from being cut down and save trees...yet he owns over 3,000 guitars i think? Great way to save wood....he contradicts himself. He's always wanting to "save world poverty" by putting the US into even more national debt. If u ask me, he's an idiot.

elizabeth duncan

September 17 2006
Hmmm, reminds me of a conversation we had a couple of years ago about U2. Also, who says he's trying to put the US into more debt? I might be a little confused at that statement.

Rebekah Minor

September 17 2006
yeah i just posted that yesterday. its cool.