Anyway, their lyrics are full of religious overtones. Here is a quote from Huff Religion of a quote in Rolling Stone Magazine. I actually encourage you to read both articles they are very cool.
During an interview last month, the Rolling Stone reporter, Brian Hiatt, asked Mumford whether he "still consider(s) himself a Christian."
Mumford gave the following answer:
"I don't really like that word. It comes with so much baggage. So, no, I wouldn't call myself 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. ... I've kind of separated myself from the culture of Christianity."
His spiritual journey is a "work in progress," Mumford said, adding that he's never doubted the existence of God and that his parents are unbothered by his ambivalence toward the Christian label.
According to the Huff Religion article others have gone on to cast Marcus and the band in general in either a wishy washy denier of a strong religious faith or a "spiritual but not religious" crowd. But I don't get that vibe.
I nearly always prefer people to say they are Christian. I am a Christian and clergy to boot. But that puts a lot of people off. For me it has strained relationships with family members, friends, and strangers I meet. It is always a little awkward at first when I am sitting on an airplane or getting a hair cut and having someone ask, "So what do you do?" Because "what I do" is in fact "who I am." So when I say, I'm a minister, or I work with all the denominational churches in a region, I mostly just get blank stares. They don't know what to say or do to that response. And as much as I sometimes want to shy away from the conversation I usually cannot because Christ won't let me back out. I am initially shy not because I am ashamed of my faith or the gospel but because I don't want to have a weird conversation and be silently judged by the person I am speaking with. The other reason is because much like Marcus my spiritual journey is a "work in progress." And I don't want to state a belief or explain a behavior only to be led another direction later in my faith walk or perhaps share something unorthodox by mistake.
Perhaps he is more Christian than he gives himself credit for. Perhaps he just doesn't want to have awkward conversations with reporters. Perhaps like the Huff Religion article states, he "falls between Dorothy Day's famous "Don't call me a saint -- I don't want to be dismissed so easily," and Soren Kierkegaard's, "Once you label me you negate me."
So take them or leave them for their music. But don't deny their journey or yours. We are all works in progress. My prayer is that you are willing to simply get on the path.