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All praise be unto Bono: Pensacola church hosts U2-themed service



Well, we knew it would come to this: A church in Pensacola has officially deemed Bono worthy of worship.

The First United Methodist Church of Pensacola threw a U2-themed "U2charist" on Sunday morning, complete with songs like Where The Streets Have No Name, Beautiful Day and With or Without You.

"It's definitely something different," the Rev. Geoffrey Lentz, associate minister at the church, told the Pensacola News-Journal. "But U2's music is so deeply spiritual that I think the corporate worship setting is the perfect place for it."

It might not surprise you to learn that this isn't the first time a church has deified the Irish rock gods. U2charists have been held across the globe since 2003, and their often religious-themed music has been sermon fodder for even longer.

Any of you guys ever been to a U2charist? Did the almighty power of Bono lift and enlighten you? If so, then please testify in the comments, my brothers and sisters.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt* (H/T to Rolling Stone). Photo: Getty Images.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:12pm]


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