Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bono Loves "The Message"

Bono loves the bible translation done by Eugene Peterson which was "The Message". Watch out for this Bible and it's different translations. Bono and Eugene Peterson have made this above documentary together.

Watching the Psalms changed so radically is bothersome.

I get a very Unitarian Universalist vibe from that guy, his house decor reminds me of old church member's I guess.  What is sad, is they are right about the deep beauty of the Psalms and their truths, so this can lure more people into accepting the messages of Bono and false translations of the Bible like Eugene Peterson has promoted via putting together "The Message". Having looked into different bible translations, "The Message" is one of the worse translations.

 One weird thing Bono says is that David danced naked in front of the troops. David in Samuel 2 Chapter 6 is wearing a linen ephod. He is indoors too.  I guess Bono is already saying things that aren't really in the bible. The guy who dressed up as devil is not going to tell us the truth about what's in the Bible.

In other strange news another U2 member plays a visit to the Vatican to play in the Sistine Chapel:

The rock band U2 has already been used in many "one world religion" agendas including their time pushing the phrase Co-exist.

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[Video message, 2002] Mr. Peterson, Eugene, my name is Bono. I’m the singer with the group U2 and wanted to video message you my thanks and our thanks from the band for this remarkable work you’ve done. There’s been some great translations, very literary translations, but no translation that I’ve read that speaks to me in my own language, so I want to thank you for that. Take a rest now, won’t you? Bye.
Eugene Peterson:
I’d never heard of Bono before. Then one of my students showed up in class with a copy of the Rolling Stones—Rolling Stones?—and in it there was an interview with Bono in which he talked about me and The Message. He used some slangy language about who I was, and I said, “Who’s Bono?” They were dumbfounded I’d never heard of Bono, but that’s not the circle I really travel in very much. That’s how I first heard about him.
Then people started bringing me his music, and I listened to his music, and I thought, “I like this guy.” After a while I started feeling quite pleased that he knew me.
[Interview at Point Loma Nazarene University, 2007:]
Dean Nelson:
Yes, but the rest of the story is that he invited you to come and hang with them for a while. You turned him down.
Eugene Peterson:
I was pushing a deadline on The Message. I was finishing up the Old Testament at the time, and I really couldn’t do it.
Dean Nelson:
You may be the only person alive who would turn down the opportunity just to make a deadline. I mean, come on. It’s Bono, for crying out loud!
Eugene Peterson:
Dean, he was Isaiah.
Dean Nelson:
Jan Peterson:
The Old Testament is a long, long book, much longer than the New Testament, and it did take a long time and a lot of devotion on both of our parts to have that happen.
I have to say, in the last years, Eugene’s writing has kept me as sane as this is, if you call it sane, which you probably won’t. Run With the Horses, that’s a powerful manual for me, and it includes a lot of incendiary ideas. I hadn’t really thought of Jeremiah as a performance artist. Why do we need art? Why do we need the lyric poetry of the Psalms? Why do we need them? Because the only way we can approach God is if we’re honest through metaphor, through symbol. Art becomes essential, not decorative. I learned about art, I learned about the Prophets, I learned about Jeremiah with that book, and that really changed me.
Eugene Peterson:
Then several years later…This was about 4 years ago, 4 or 5 years ago…Bono would like Jan and me to come to Dallas for a concert. We went to the concert. He was very sensitive to us. We were really well cared for, had really good seats. I’d never seen a mash pit before. That was my introduction to the mash pit. Is it a pit?
(Voice off camera):
It’s a mosh pit.
Eugene Peterson:
Mosh pit. Okay. You can see how uneducated I am in this world.
We had a 3-hour lunch. We just had a lovely conversation. It was very personal, relational. He didn’t put me on any kind of a pedestal, and I didn’t him, so we were very natural with each other. Through that 3-hour conversation, I was just really taken by the simplicity of his life, of who he was, who he is. There was no pretension to him. At that point I just felt like he was a companion in the faith.
[About U2’s song “40,” based on Psalm 40:]
I think it’s one of his best ones. He sings it a lot. I mean, he does this a lot. It’s one of the songs that reaches into the hurt and disappointment and difficulty of being a human being. It acknowledges that in language that is immediately recognizable. There’s something that reaches into the heart of a person and the stuff we all feel but many of us don’t talk about.
[Quoting from The Message’s translation of Psalm 40:]
I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked. Finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch. He pulled me from deep mud, stood me up on a solid rock to make sure that I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song…
The Harlot Church Loves Bono and U2


Grammy G said...

The Message is a paraphrase, not a Bible and yet many view it as such. While the Message is easier to read for some, it is blaspheme! There is so much wrong with it and when you check into Mr. Peterson's background and those that co-authored it, it makes complete sense that Bono would like it. To make something easier to read in my opinion shows doubt in the ability of the Holy Spirit to endow one with wisdom and knowledge to be a discerning child of God. Of course most churches are teaching another spirit, so denying the Holy Spirit is common place, Sadly.

Anonymous said...

Focus on the Family/James Dobson's creation, loves Bono. I have heard Bono on their radio programs being interviewed as if he were a born again Christian.

Guess with all the 'discernment (?)' Focus on the Family claims to have, they sure missed the mark on this one.

Sue Botchie said...

Dear BB and Friends, I like U2's music, but their "coexist" theology is for the (unclean) birds.

Bible Believer said...

The Message is one of the worse ones. New Age to the hilt. It goes beyond even the usual dumbed down scope. I saw one of those bibles as a new Christian and knew to stay away from it.

Focus on the Family has held led some of the worse harlot church trends.

It's shame really isn't it Sue, I used to be a big fan and a lot of the music was nice until Bono's obvious boot-licking to the elite became apparent and the "Co-Exist" one world religion stuff.

Anonymous said...

U2's music is (from) the unclean birds. The unclean birds/(spirits) give it to them. The "message" is unclean because the same unclean spirits gave the "Message" to that (unclean Eugene Peterson).

Eugene and Jan Peterson and the interviewers are just as antichrist as bono! They're Narcissists!

wikipedia - "People with narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by their persistent grandiosity, excessive need for accolades, and willful lack of empathy for others. These individuals often display arrogance, a sense of superiority, and power-seeking behaviors". That describes Fuller Theological Seminary, Eugene, Jan and Paul David Hewson/Bono.

The word of GOD says they are all given over to a reprobate mind!

Bible Believer said...

I threw all my U2 tapes in the trash when I heard the song "One" knowing it pushed one world thoughts.

I agree about Bono and the whole lot being narcissists. They are so sure of themselves like they are experts in everything. The false religious harlot system is essentially narcissistic.

Malignant narcissists and sociopaths equal reprobates.