atheists musicians can be just as intolerant by walking out due to Christian lousy music.
As I said, Skeptic, it isn't so much the fact the music is Christian; it's the fact that it's bad music
. The harmonies tend to be trite and sometimes technically incorrect, the lyrics are wordy and badly paced, and the arrangement unimaginative.
I love a lot of music that comes from a profoundly religious base, including virtually everything I've heard from J. S. Bach. I've played and/or sang a lot of it over the years, too: Excerpts from Bach's St. John Passion
and Handel's Messiah
, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Bach again); this beautiful piece by Brahms...
...and just about every Christmas carol you can think of. I'm just now relaxing after the Christmas concert season, having played 7 shows with 2 different bands in 3 towns. Counting the rehearsals, which have been underway since the middle of November, that's a lot of Christian music.
Unfortunately, I have a neurological trait that is both a blessing and a curse: A for-real phonographic memory. If I listen carefully to a song once or twice, it gets stored into long-term memory and can be triggered if I hear the title, a fragment of the lyrics, or accidentally hum part of the melody. (For example, this afternoon I somehow managed to get the song "Sooner or Later" by the Grassroots playing in My head, despite the fact that I haven't heard it in months.)
So imagine My plight if I'm trying to buy something, or sit down and enjoy an ice cream, and something gawdawful is playing on the PA system. My only choices are cut and run, or face the prospect of being ambushed by "Jesus Died for You, You Ungrateful Wretch" at random times to the end of My days.