There are an awful lot of people coming to my blog because they appear to want to know if the Foo Fighters are Christian or not. As far as I know, they aren’t.
So what now? Will you not listen to their music because they don’t share our faith? Do you believe that God is not able to be present in you and your passion in a place where people aren’t openly declaring him? Do you fear what will happen if you listen to and find yourself enjoying something that isn’t “Christian”?
Here is a thought:-
To be a Christian you have to be in the world but not of the world, you have to be the leaven – you can’t do that if you only listen to Christian music, read Christian books and associate with Christian people. If you do that you are putting your light under a bushel and you are missing out on an opportunity to learn and to experience real joy and inspiration. Jesus went to parties (Cana) where he provided close on 1440 pints of the best wine for people to continue partying with. You are also missing an opportunity to discover what you truly believe and therefore when you get directly challenged – by the frequent awfulness of your own life, by a friend whose partner has died, by someone who has been abused by Christians just as a for instance – how are you going to maintain any sense of reality?
If listening to Foo Fighters makes you feel like you have compromised your relationship with God then by all means stop but not without examining why that is so. Not listening to them because someone (parents, friends, rector) told you you should only listen to “Christian” music or because you feel you should only listen to “Christian” music in order to prove your Christianity expresses an attitude to the world that leads to Phariseism and I strongly advise you to change your mind.
Blind faith is no faith. Foo Fighters are an amazing band.