„One of the things that I picked up from my father and my mother was the sense that religion often gets in the way of God.“

—  Bono

National Prayer Breakfast (2006)
Kontext: One of the things that I picked up from my father and my mother was the sense that religion often gets in the way of God.
For me, at least, it got in the way. Seeing what religious people, in the name of God, did to my native land... and in this country, seeing God's second-hand car salesmen on the cable TV channels, offering indulgences for cash... in fact, all over the world, seeing the self-righteousness roll down like a mighty stream from certain corners of the religious establishment...
I must confess, I changed the channel. I wanted my MTV.
Even though I was a believer.
Perhaps because I was a believer.

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irischer Sänger und Musiker (U2) 1960

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