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Monday, October 5

Justin Bieber: 'I'm Not Gonna Go to Church;' 'Christians Leave Such a Bad Taste in People's Mouths'

While pop sensation Justin Bieber has developed a close relationship with Pastors Carl Lentz and Judah Smith, the 21-year-old admits that he's often rejected his faith and communion with other Christians by going to church, where "weird" people go.

"Christians leave such a bad taste in people's mouths. I was like, 'I'm not gonna go to church.' I had these church friends and I was like, 'You guys are cool, I like you guys, but I'm not going to church,'" Bieber said during a Complex magazine interview published earlier this week.

"Then it was the same thing of, 'Just because you went to a weird church before doesn't mean that this is weird.' It doesn't make you a Christian just by going to church. ... "
"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," continued Bieber, who later emphasized the importance of Christians coming together for praise, worship and support. "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."

Bieber rose to fame as a teen idol at 13, but by 2011 he was equally well known for his bad boy antics —smoking marijuana, vandalising his neighbor's property, using racial slurs and drag racing.
But the Beebs now says he's open to revealing his softer side, telling Complex that he's striving to be more like Jesus Christ.
"I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus. ... I don't want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind," Bieber said.

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