Forgive my insertion into this topic if it is out of line, since I am new. Music is an interesting thing. It(like anything else) can be used for God or apart from Him. However, I completely disagree with anyone who would say that certain types of music "appear evil". The reason anyone thinks that a sound in music "sounds" evil is simply the connotation that that person has with that musical sound or the connotation that they have with something of which it reminds them. One real problem that I have found among myself and my friends is that when there is not God-praising music available in a genre that we/they/whoever likes, if the person likes it enough, they still will listen to the secular songs in that genre. If anything I would like to see more versatility in the Christian music industry and I think we are indeed starting to see that around the country. We are blessed here in Columbus to have a station which plays Christian pop, rock, rap, electronic etc. Although I may or may not agree with everything that any station does. The vast majority of this music is uplifting to God and to other people. That for me is the "litnus test". If it enables you to become closer to God and others to do so as well, then its is probably not a problem. I always think about the kosher meat issue for which I am sure someone else has the verses, but I have to run right now and don't have time to look them up. Again, hope I didn't step on any toes and if you have read this far thank you.