I listen to a diverse spectrum of musical styles
from rock to classical to hip-hop. I recently have been looking
for Christian alternatives in rock and hip-hop, and P.O.D. is
a shining example. So, what they don't want to be labeled as a
christian band, the message they convey whole-heartedly is of
Christian ways and beliefs. I was originally skeptical about getting
into the group because of their ties with secular groups, but
someone has to be bold enough to go out there in the world and
expose those lost ones to the truth. It's about times P.O.D. came
along to combat some of the negative energy being pumped into
the world by groups like Korn, Limp Bizkit, and others. Whether
P.O.D. knows it or not they are deliverers of an important spiritual
message. And furthermore I applaud their efforts, because they
are not ashamed of the Word, even in the midst of less moral counterparts.
I think we should all pray that P.O.D. doesn't fall from their
standards by being in the company of their road mates.
DeepBluSee - Houston, Tx.
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P.O.D. is the best I think because, they put so much
into there music like in the video for southtown all of them put
there heart in to it.I have three P.O.D. cd's and I think they
are rereleasing all there older stuff. I love "The Fundamental
Elements Of Southtown" the best. I just got "Snuff The
Punk" and I was disappointed because my expectations were high
but it is still a decent cd. I also have "P.O.D. Live"
and it is really good. You can tell they are a great band
and have a good soul and believe in God.
Big Fan of P.O.D., Jt
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P.O.D. IS AWESOME BECAUSE THERE AREN'T VERY MANY
CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTISTS OUT THERE WHO WILL BE WILLING TO PLAY
ON MTV AND STUFF LIKE THAT. IT IS SO COOL HOW THEY ARE LETTING
PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD TIME LISTENING TO CHRISTIAN
MUSIC. NOW, THAT THEY ARE AROUND, THE WORLD MIGHT BECOME A BETTER
THERE ARE A LOT OF SINNERS WHO DONT HAVE GOD IN
THEIR LIFE AT ALL AND THEY MIGHT, HOPEFULLY LET CHRIST INTO THEIR
LIFE. NOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE FUN AND ENJOY LISTENING TO CHRISTIAN
MUSIC. SO, I AM HAPPY THAT P.O.D. IS OUT THERE. THEY MIGHT HELP
CHANGE THE WORLD.
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P.O.D. is all about the, God Pride!
Hey! Through-out all time, Christians have been
hit in the face with bands like Marilyn Manson, and his satanic
worshiping, and even to Blink 182's obsession with being critics.
Finally there is P.O.D., to say, "Hay we're here and so is
God and His love, and if you want some you got to come and really
want it." I have been through a whole lot in my life and
through it all I have a group that is with me through it all and
that group is P.O.D. It lifts me up and makes me rethink my life
and how I'm living. Thank you P.O.D. with all my heart for giving
me and so many other Christian the strenght to live life in a
hatefull world and to really challenge ourselves to keep our faith
and to stand for our beliefs!
God Bless you!
-143~ Blessedheart2000! aka. Kim M!
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P.O.D. is definitely my favorite band out there.
I don't know what the guy in the column was saying when he said
they weren't christian. it is obvious that they are, the word
Jah, taken from Jehova... meaning God... or the trinity symbol...
God, Son, Holy spirit, P.O.D. has totally changed my life and
point of views on a lot of things..."you had no idea christians
could be SO HARDCORE".... how true it is...it told me I could
be just as hardcore as the world. But a different hardcore, a
hardcore for Christ! One that tells me not to hide my faith, but
to scream it to the world. P.O.D. doesn't hide their message,
they are simply deep inside of their lyrics. So if you have never
heard P.O.D., or just haven't read the lyrics....do it...it will
change your ideas about christian music and its "stereotype."God
called them to stand out....and they are doing it!
Tyler Blevins Ches. VA
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I think P.O.D. rocks. They play the rage style music
but keep it Christian. P.O.D. is a great influence on me. I have
started a Christian rock band that will play the same style as
P.O.D. and maybe you'll hear about us rockin' on MTV in the name
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P.O.D. rocks, they are so awesome. So many people
say that they should not be looked up to by christians because
they don't claim to be a christian band, but come on now guys,
the label christian is used so loosly anyways, so many claim that
name, but its all about the fruits man... and P.O.D. is definatley
sprouting out some fruits. Just listen to their lyrics....the
messages...they are so real and in tune to GOD. People need
to listen to them before they judge them or talk about stuff they've
heard. P.O.D. has got guts.... most christian bands would worry
about being looked down on if they were in the position P.O.D.
has taken on in the secular as well as the christian world. I
look up to them, and I keep them in my prayers cause I know they
are on a mission totally directed by GOD himself.
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I think that P.O.D. is a great band. Just because they are not
labeled as a "Christian band" doesn't mean they're not Christian.
As for them touring with Kid Rock and Korn, well, good, the Gospel
needs to get to them too. I think that if Jesus was in a metal
band while on earth he would have toured with all types of bands.
P.O.D. is really getting into the secular population. I think
thats the whole point. Whats the point of having a good Christian
band if its just going to stay in the already saved group of listeners?
It's message should get out and tell people who don't know God
the truth. I say if their in prayer about their band and all that
the band does, then Rock On!!!!!
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Hey just wanted to say, when P.O.D. goes on stage, their goal
isn't to have hundreds of kids instantly converted into Christians
right there. They know this is unrealistic at the type of concerts
they play at. Where POD does stand out from the rest, however,
is how they stay hours after their shows at several concerts,
witnessing to the fans. They don't shout "Jesus loves you all!"
or annything, but rather talk to the kids that have questions
about what Christianity is, and show these kids that not all Christians
lead dull lives. Even if POD doesn't save hundreds of lives, they
do give thousands of kids positive lyrics, a mindset that Christians
can have fun, and most importantly gives several kids hope. Too
many Christians overlook the "hopeless" kids, and it's time we
I support POD one-hundred percent, and I pray that other Christians
can support POD too.
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P.O.D.'s lyrics are much more out there than most
Christian bands. They call for revolution, for Christians to rise
up, even call their fans Warriors. But many larger Christian bookstores
are refusing to sell their music based on their radical point
of view. Many refused to sell the Fundamental Elements of Southtown
a few years ago for the same reason. Now, the same is happening
with their new, selftitled release. Christianity's highlights
have been of radicals--Jesus was the first, and was followed by
many many others. Don't let these conservative views influence
you. Shop at smaller, non-franchise stores, so you can make the
choice for yourself.
(Editor - One could look at it as a Spiritual War - not an actual
physical war. Ephesians 6:10-17)
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I was browsing your website and found P.O.D. listed as a Christian
rock band. I was astonished, because I had heard bits of their
music but never really paid attention to what they were saying.
I really liked their sound, and knew they were considered more
of a heavy rock band, that's where their CD's can be found at
stores. But I was a bit disappointed when reading comments on
this page from people criticizing them for not being "Christian"
enough. Jesus didn't go and preach to the people that already
believed in Him. Look at His disciples. They were considered some
of the worst type of people at their time.
This band, P.O.D., whether they admit to being Christian or not,
is not for anybody else to decide. But if they have a positive
message about God, then they are in the perfect place. It's the
people in bands like Kid Rock and Korn and the people that attend
those concerts that need the type of message P.O.D. delivers.
If they can stay strong in the Lord and carry His message to these
people, then more power to them. God didn't tell us we couldn't
play heavy metal music to worship Him, as long as we worship Him
and keep our focus on Him.
I think it's a good thing that their doing. As fellow Christians,
we should pray for them and their ministry, not knock them down
Tamra in Texas