"I don't see Jesus Christ as being in any part of religion. Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -- and then people devise a set of rules to fill the space."
- Bono, 1982
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.