Still, he realizes religion is a complicated subject. “It doesn’t make you a Christian just by going to church,” says Justin. “I think that going to church is fellowship, it’s relationship, it’s what we’re here on the earth to do, to have this connection that you feel there’s no insecurities. I think that’s where we need to be.” And then, he delivers a quote worthy of t-shirts and bumper stickers: “Like I said, you don’t need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn’t make you a taco.”
-Justin Bieber, Pop Crush
A new favorite quote of mine is “There isn’t a person you wouldn’t love if you knew their story” My dear Justin( Yeah we are on a first name basis, he also lets me smoke weed with him on his private jet…JOKES!! Everyone knows I prefer crack.. Jokes again. Ok I’ll stop) Justin you just proved this quote to be true!
I read this article titled “Justin opens up about failed relationship with Selena + God complex” from Pop crush and I LOVE celebrity gossip way more than Kim Kardashian loves selfies. So obviously I dove right in thinking I would come out cursing Justin’s name thinking he was an over privileged brat! However when I read the article in its entirety, especially the paragraph above I couldn’t believe it but I became a BELIEBER! I feel that exact same way about religion. I am LDS or Mormon which ever you prefer. I have seen such quotes like “Going to church doesn’t make you a christian” Usually to justify not attending church (which is fine), so I never grasped the full meaning of the quote.
The LDS community stresses church attendance super hard and I also agree that it is very important. I cant help but be annoyed by it because sometimes kids get sick, or you go out of town most weekends (guilty!!) Suddenly people are asking if you are okay cause if you skip church you must have been extremely offended and have gone inactive or have a serious health ailment that the relief society needs to bring over hot meals for immediately (I LOVE the relief society for this!). So getting back to my point Not attending all your church meetings doesn not constitute that you are a christian. If I stopped going I would certainly not stop believing in Christ. BUT why on earth would I ever stop going?