The religious and Iraq angles are interesting but should not be the primary focus of an article about U2, it turns the article into a polemic! Someone, not me, should put some time into this article.
- Bono is praised for his activism more than his music. I wonder if his activism is really doing the Lord's work, in roughly the same way as I question Jimmy Carter's "work" on human rights and democracy. --Ed Poor 15:04, 3 April 2007 (EDT)
- Just as I don't judge Bush's religious motives I also don't question Bono's or Carter's as I feel neither of us is qualified to do so. Regardless this article is about U2 not Bono and U2's primary activity is music not politics. --TimB 17:00, 7 April 2007 (EDT)
- What early songs supported the IRA? The band in general and Bono in particular is very anti-IRA. One early song was Mothers of the Disappeared (from Joshua Tree?), which is critical of the IRA. Murray 14:23, 18 May 2007 (EDT)
The claim "In the 1980's Adam Clayton dated the late supermodel Anna Nicole Smith" troubles me. The primary reasons I doubt it to be true are:
- Anna Nicole Smith was married to her first husband in 1985 at the age of 17 and divorced in 1993.
- She began her relationship with billionaire J Howard Marshall in 1991
- She didn't gain notoriety until she appeared in Playboy magazine and ads for Guess in 1992/1993.
In searching online, I find no other reference to them being together.
It's much easier to prove something is true than that something is false. What's the procedure for deleting a dubious entry? Is there a set period of time for soliciting citation prior to deletion?
To Ed Poor: Uh, no. He's much more known for his music than his activism. He uses his fame to spread the word of his activism. Also, they're not all Christians and do not all practice regularly. I believe three are Christians, and only Bono practices regularly. I can cite U2 by U2 if necessary. I know for sure that Adam Clayton is athiest. Forthewin827 21:17, 29 November 2007 (EST)
I'd like some proof that Clayton is an atheist. As I understand it, he's a non-practicing Christian. Furthermore, the other members are still practicing Christians. Bono's talks at the prayer breakfast and the Christian references in Bono and The Edge's lyrics show this.-al321