Tomorrow I’ll be starting my Blogmatics series, but today I thought I’d due my Christian duty and warn you that the internet is likely to shut down sometime in the next few days.
How do I know that?
Because Bono said something about Jesus.
But not just any something. Bono called Jesus ‘the Son of God’ in a new interview with Focus on the Family.
And if history tells us anything, it’s that Christians everywhere freak out whenever Bono says something even remotely positive about his faith. Now he’s apparently laying all his cards on the table, which means we need to prepare for Bono-Jesus overload.
When you combine that most innate of American Christian desires to have a celebrity brother or sister in Christ, with the quasi-hero worship of Bono, and mix in the untamed juggernaut that is social media you have yourself a recipe for total internet overload.
Look, I know Twitter and Facebook have some great servers.
But are those servers strong enough to handle posting “OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! BONO LOVES JESUS!!!” a billion times a minute (and that’s just a rough per person estimate)?
I kinda doubt it.
Now, I could be wrong. The internet is a funny thing. Maybe people won’t get that excited. Maybe they’re still scarred over Mumford & Sons’ refusal to become a worship band.
But this is Bono, he’s like the patron saint of Christian celebrities.
If he is for us, then who can be against us!
U2’s Bono: Yes, Jesus is the Son of God
By Joe Kovacs, The Star Treatment
Bono, the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, is declaring that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is indeed the Son of God.
In a brand-new interview with Focus on the Family set to air Tuesday, the rock star and activist sounded like “Mere Christianity” author C.S. Lewis who argued Jesus was a lunatic, liar or Lord.
“When people say ‘Good teacher,’ ‘Prophet,’ ‘Really nice guy,’ … this is not how Jesus thought of himself,” Bono said. “So, you’re left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who He said He was or a complete and utter nut case.”
“And I believe that Jesus was, you know, the Son of God,” Bono said, according to a transcript provided to Religion News Service. “I understand that for some people and we need to … if I could be so bold, need to be really, really respectful to people who find that ridiculous.”