Wednesday, December 10, 2003

I love this stuff from a favorite click of mine ....... U2 sermons .

Bono was interviewed in the French magazine Paris Match, and @U2 sent a translation around on their mailing list (but haven't posted it on the site). A couple topically-relevant excerpts...

Bono: I can't stand injustice. There's an emergency in the world. It is completely unacceptable that in Europe and America we have drugs that cost almost nothing to make, and there are hundreds of thousands of children and parents who die every day because we aren't sharing those drugs. That says a lot about human nature. It's obscene. History will judge us harshly, and so will our children, and God even more. We're present for a new Holocaust and we don't even budge.
...I'm going to take my daughters Jordan (14) and Eve (12) to Africa very soon. My sons, who are 4 and 2, are still too young. But I want to shape them, gently, to be aware of the world. For the moment, I want my daughters to see how the Devil has done his best work. As my friend Bob Geldof says, AIDS is a medical problem, but people are dying because of a political problem.

and this:

PM: You have faith. How do you know God exists?

Bono. The Bible is my bedside reading. That said, I've always thought the important thing was not to know if I believe in God or not, but to know if God believes in me. I take my kids to Mass, but when it's too boring, I'm embarrassed, because I don't want them to think going to sleep in church is the normal thing. One day, one of the priests talked about football in his sermon and I saw stars in their eyes.