I've been reading this forum for quite a while, but this is my first post here.
I saw this interview recently in Time magazine with Sting, whom I've always admired, both as a musician and as a person. I tore out the page and saved it because I liked what he said.
The following question and and Sting's answer seem to fit in this discussion about spirituality. It spoke to me, and his words express very well how I've come to feel about religion in general:
"When asked your religion, you write "devout musician." Does that mean that you pray to Angus Young?
"It's not a frivolous answer. I'm essentially agnostic. I don't have a problem with God. I have a problem with religion. I've chosen to live my life without the certainties of religious faith. I think they're dangerous. Music is something that gives my life value and spiritual solace."
Bugga in OK
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