Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Bono on Faith

"To have faith in a time of religious fervor is a worry. And, you know, I do have faith, and I'm worried about even the subject because of the sort of fanaticism that is the next-door neighbor of faith. The trick in the next few years will be not to decry the religious instinct, but to accept that this is a hugely important part of people's lives. And at the same time to be very wary of people who believe that theirs is the only way. Unilateralism before God is dangerous."

This is a quote that I first saw over a year ago. Bono's words resonate for me the day after PUSH in two ways. First, as it relates to Lawrence M. Krauss' lecture that touched on Intelligent Design and religious faith. Second, I believe that it takes faith from everyone that attends an event like PUSH to let go of our internal critic and be open to new ideas and possibilities.

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