"I stopped going to churches and got myself into a different kind of religion. Don't laugh, that's what being in a rock 'n roll band is, not pseudo-religion either.. Show-business is Shamanism: Music is Worship; whether it's worship of women or their designer, the world or its destroyer, whether it comes from the ancient place we call soul or simply the spinal cortex, whether the prayers are on fire with a dumb rage or dove-like desire.. the smoke goes upwards.. to God or something you can replace God with.. usually yourself."
- Bono, 2000
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The song 'Scarlet' was inspired by a thought in Bono's mind: "does God need salesmen?". The band was also in a minimalist mood that day.