oh, hello friends! so my life is basically based around God, of course, but a main part of that is music! I love music! a band i've come across lately is Apologetix. Which is a christian band performing christian parodies to popular hit songs such as: -Look Yourself (Lose Yourself by Eminem) -Psum 41 (Fat Lip by Sum 41) -Lazy Brain (Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne) -JC's Mom (Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne) -Back Intact (Back in Black by AC/DC) -Hotel Can't Afford Ya(Hotel California by the Eagles) -Baa! We're Lambs (Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys and the Regents) -Bethlehemian Rhapsody (Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen) -The Real Sin Savior (The Real Slim Shady by Eminem) -Jail Got Rocked (Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley) -Enter Samson (Enter Sandman by Metallica) -Narrow Way to Heaven (Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin) -Pray Now (Lost Art) (All Star by Smash Mouth) These are just some of this group's songs... i am asking for an opinion of your's... please do not put this music down, do not say it is from the devil... it is not, i've read the lyrics for the majority of these songs... i believe that there are different cultures that listen to different music genre's... therefore, i.e., christian hip-hop, (once cross movement has their why-hip-hop webpage running, please check it out, i have the cd, and the stuff on there is very profound, and glorifying to the Lord) those people who live and grow-up or are accustomed to hearing the sound of hip-hop, or rap, or anything of that sort, need to be reached and get a talkin' to 'bout the Gospel of Jesus Christ... how else are you gon' do that but by reaching them through their way of culture? the same goes for heavy metal... bands like demon hunter, underoath, zao, emery... they reach out to those people who listen to heavy rock... then there's the softer rock, and some emo type, such as cool hand luke, david crowder band etc... also for the punk style listeners... there's Hawk Nelson, Relient K, MXPX and the sort... what i'm sayin' is... there are a whole whack of ways to reach the world and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ... Music is one way... if we were tryin' to reach out to the heavy metal groupies with some christian emo, it just wouldnt work... i've read some other articles that are on this forum... i've been reading things like: christian rap/hip-hop is an oxy-moron christian rock is an oxymoron christian heavy metal/screamo/thrash is an oxymoron... come-on people... grow up for the sake of pete(please don't ask who pete is...) they are NOT oxymorons, i am utterly sicken'd when people say that... because there are christian bands that are classified as rap, hip-hop, rock, heavy metal and so on... what else would you classify the style of music as? christian? christian is not a genre of music. these christian bands are there for a purpose. To Serve God... and if you think that on the surface it doesn't sound or look like they are for God... then contact the heck out of them and bombard them with questions, asking them about their faith... don't right away assume that if it is christian hip-hop then it's not glorifying to Jesus... groups like Ambassador, cross movement, da' T.R.U.T.H, phanatik, L.A. syphony, grits, flynn adams, john reuben... all them people... i know for a fact that they glorify the Lord, and that's all they are here for... read their lyrics, listen to their songs... ask the Holy Spirit to lead and help you discern the righteous from the unrighteous... please... give them a chance... don't put them down by saying it's crap, or baloney... i know you're allowed to express your opinions, and i'm not stopping you from that, but if you don't like listenin' to a particular style, say that you don't like it and explain why, don't just say it sucks... them's harsh words... God's masterpiece don't suck. i'm asking what your opinion is on the band Apologetix... sorry for rambling on like this... music is a big thing in my life, sure has lifted me up, towards the Lord some more, of course Jesus is the center of it all... and He lifts up all... i think that's it for me right now... i'll just let this flow for a bit, then i'll come back and write more... signin' out. have a great one will ya?!?!