Hi swirly, I totally understand how you feel about other so called "christians." There are two things to keep in mind when dealing with anyone, including other christians. First and formost, no one is perfect, not even Christians. Our whole life is spent in the sanctifying proccess, but until we die and are regenerated, we will not be perfect. Secondly, if someone says they are a Christian, but their life is spent doing things that are contradictory, to God's commands, it is most likely that they are not christians. You asked what music has to do with what I believe. As a Christian, my whole life, not just my spare time, my WHOLE life is spent in a God honouring fashion. The most obvious way to honour God is to obey Him. He gave us commands on what to do. He also gave us commands on what NOT to do. But He never told us not to listen to certain kinds of music. This area of life then is left to our judgement. I do not listen to rock because of its worldly association. This genre was created by rebellious God haters, and today, is still the life-blood of the world. I do not see anything God honouring in it. Also, it is used to represent the world. God called us out of the world. To try and clarify what I'm trying to say, let me give you another example: I like playing card games. Not poker or the like, but various games that use a deck of playing cards. There is nothing wrong with card games in general. But, because of the common connotation of playing cards with evil drunkards, I try and avoid these games so as not to even give the appearance of doing evil. So then, if you can honour God by listening to a certain type of music, if God doesn't forbid it, I definately don't either. As Charles Spurgeon said: "Every night I go home and smoke to the glory of God" so in the same way listen to what you want, just so long as you are doing to the glory of God. I hope this answers your questions. If not, please, let me know what I din't clarify! Thanks!