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Would someone please tell Bono that "Amazing Grace" was written some 260-odd years ago by a British slave trader who was calling himself a wretch for his line of work?  He was trying, at the time, to appease his own guilt.  Read your history!! Find another song. The slave trader was a minister, no less!

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You should read a little more about the HYMN Amazing Grace, before you make a statement about it.  

And I don't think Bono needs to be told to find another song.  I am sure, as the brilliant and well-learned person that he is, is very aware of the meaing of the song, and is using it as a prayer.   Just FYI.wink.gif

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why hit on bono for singing this song? as many black people have sung it before him , i dont think they show approval to slavery either when singin it..

 

i saw the film Amazing grace,  correct me when i'm fals informed, but i thought it's a prayer by a man who felt remorse for all he had seen  and done on the slave-ships ...

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Would someone please tell Bono that "Amazing Grace" was written some 260-odd years ago by a British slave trader who was calling himself a wretch for his line of work?  He was trying, at the time, to appease his own guilt.  Read your history!! Find another song. The slave trader was a minister, no less!
Amazing Grace into Streets is a wonderful moment of worship in the show and I wouldn't want him to change it for ANYTHING!!!!

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 this is a religious song and  that is how Bono would like us to hear this song.  I am catholic and we sing amazing grace many times during mass. i dont think anyone else knows about this being a slave song. very strange.

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Would someone please tell Bono that "Amazing Grace" was written some 260-odd years ago by a British slave trader who was calling himself a wretch for his line of work?  He was trying, at the time, to appease his own guilt.  Read your history!! Find another song. The slave trader was a minister, no less!

There is always that one person.....that one person who gets all mad and bothered over something they don't know the full facts about.

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Oh brother, Amazing Grace has been sungs as a hymnal for ages! Almost any funeral you go to you'll hear it. Artists of all kinds down the ages have recorded it. Joan Baez even sang it at Woodstock.

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[quote name=cmarie]Would someone please tell Bono that "Amazing Grace" was written some 260-odd years ago by a British slave trader who was calling himself a wretch for his line of work?  He was trying, at the time, to appease his own guilt.  Read your history!! Find another song. The slave trader was a minister, no less!Not a great way to meet friends here in the zoo. You best know what you are talking about before you post something like that around here. I don't know the history of the song, but have always loved it, so I vote Bono can sing it anytime he damn well wants too!

Oh ya, who would that someone be,(telling him to find another song) may I ask..........you maybe?

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some people think they actually *own* u2 and the band members... and can demand, whine like spoiled little bratshits.

"I will not tolerate this and that!!!" shit, some have literally said that... like about bono's singing, and i forgot what the other one was... that lead into a massive flock of coronaries on here.

i mean, wtf? ive seen bratty ass fans of bands before, but nothing like the shit that goes on in here...

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