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Mumford and Sons Namesake Favors 'Jesus,' Not 'Christianity'

Marcus Mumford to Rolling Stone: 'I've kind of separated myself from the culture of Christianity.'

Mumford and Sons has skyrocketed to popularity as of late, winning the 2013 Album of the Year at the Grammy's and selling out their tour. But the buzz this week is all about frontman Marcus Mumford, who told Rolling Stone magazine that he wouldn't call himself a Christian.

"I think the word just conjures up all these religious images that I don't really like. I have my personal views about the person of Jesus and who he was," he told the magazine. "I've kind of separated myself from the culture of Christianity."

His latest admission has prompted responses from Christians around the Internet, many of whom are writing that the term 'Christian' isn't a ball and chain.

Mumford has already denied that his band's latest release, "Babel," was a statement about Christianity. In October 2012, he told Big Issue that the band is more about 'faith' than about 'religion.'

CT previously has written about Mumford and Sons, including reviews of "Sigh No More" and "Babel." CT also offered commentary on Mumford and Sons' live performance in Brooklyn and explored the band's "Christ-haunted" lyrics.

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Posted:March 18, 2013 at 11:12AM
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