The Church of U2

newyorker:

Joshua Rothman on the band’s religiosity:

“Even critics and fans who say that they know about U2’s Christianity often underestimate how important it is to the band’s music, and to the U2 phenomenon. The result has been a divide that’s unusual in pop culture. … To some people, Bono’s lyrics are treacly platitudes, verging on nonsense; to others, they’re thoughtful, searching, and profound meditations on faith.”

Photograph by Clemens Rikken/Hollandse-Hoogte/Redux