Monday, August 18, 2008

Coldplay Takes On the Pope


Here's a brief thought-provoking article from author Mark Joseph (The Rock & Roll Rebellion, Faith, God & Rock 'n' Roll) on a perceived challenge offered by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin to the Catholic (Christian?) faith. Has anyone else had similar thoughts after a listen to this song?

" . . when I began to hear Chris Martin at my gym singing about St. Peter not calling his name I was intrigued. What in the world was he singing about? A lot it turns out. It seems that a debate is already raging in cyberspace about his band Coldplay and its song "Viva La Vida."

What Martin isn't doing is playing coy like Bono. At first blush, this appears to be a direct, albeit melodic attack on the Catholic Church. Listen and read for yourself here and here."

Read on . . .

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