Justin Bieber gets sizeable Jesus tattoo, claims he’s not religious

Say whaaaa? Never have I ever written a blog about the Biebs. Heck, I don’t even own any of his music. But, an article I just read makes me think he’s contracted a touch of that fever everyone is always talking about.

The Daily Mail UK posted an article with the highlights of JB’s interview in V Magazine and it talks about how he’s nearing his 18th birthday and how he’s not a kid anymore and yadda, yadda, yadda.

But can we just take a second to focus on the part where he talks about how he’s “not religious?”

DUDE. You just got Jesus’ mug permanently inked to the back of your calf?! THE ENTIRE CALF. FOREVER.

‘I don’t think I’m religious. I am spiritual,’ Bieber told the fashion magazine.

‘I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I believe that He put me in this position, and that I have to always give Him the glory He deserves for putting me here.

‘But I don’t consider myself religious. A lot of people who are religious, I think they get lost. They go to church just to go to church.

‘I’m not trying to disrespect them – you know, whatever works for you.

‘But for me, I focus more on praying and talking to Him. I don’t have to go to church.’

Maybe it’s just me. But that sounds pretty religious.

So is anyone else just a tad confused? I mean, sure, get whatever you want tattooed on your own body, but at least have a better explanation than that. Right?

I think what puzzles me most is the fact that celebrities never seem to want to fully own their religiousness. Or, it’s the media that brings the attention to the other extreme.

Example = Tim Tebow. Suddenly, his faith is a spectacle and Jesus is behind every play. John 3:16 and 316 yards. A halo appeared above the field. Twitter went a Twitter and every record was broken.

I digress.

But seriously. How many Beliebers (no, spellcheck, that’s how you spell it, I swear…) are going to go out and get Jesus tattoos now? Instead of hipster/scene kids, we’ll have  – NO, let’s not go there.

And how many people are going to substitute Jesus for the names on the back of their Broncos jerseys? Oh, wait. They’re already doing that.

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