The Anne Frank Museum posted on their Facebook page a transcription of what Bieber wrote in the guest book after his moving visit, “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.
I don’t think I’m religious. I am spiritual. 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 feel like they get lost. They go to church just to go to church. I am not trying to disrespect them at all, 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. I haven’t been to church in a long time, but I know I have a relationship with Him. People can be like, “If you don’t go to church, what do you mean, how are you a Christian?” But I am. I talk to Him, and that’s all.
Yeah, Bieber doesn’t have to go to Church. But isn’t being an active participant in a Christian community an essential part of being a Christian. And that includes going to Church at least sometimes … and because you want to go.