Ugh: Justin Bieber got baptized … again!

Ugh: Justin Bieber got baptized … again!
June 9, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Justin Bieber

As some of you might remember, back when Justin Bieber got busted for his DUI, he went out and got baptized after the fact because using a religious sacrament as a get out of jail free card when you have tenuous at best understanding of it means you’ll never do anything bad again, right? Well, no. And after Justin’s racist video scandal last week, TMZ is reporting that he went out and got baptized again, because if it didn’t work the first time, maybe it’ll work the second time, right? Nope.

As we previously reported — JB’s team was contacted 2 months ago by a man in possession of the videos and wanted a million dollar payday or else he’d go public. We’re told Bieber’s religious resurgence focused on studying Bible passages and attending services … culminating in an actual baptism performed in the bathtub of one of the singer’s friends. Why a bathtub, you ask? We’re told JB previously checked out a bunch of churches for the dip — but his cover was blown every time and he wanted to keep the whole thing private.

I said this the last time he got baptized, but I figure this bears repeating: Getting baptized for the sake of a religious sacrament is fine, but using it as a cure-all without actually ever understanding why your actions were wrong or reflecting on what lead you to make those decisions in the first place is an exercise in futility. You got baptized? Awesome. Terrific. Good for you. But unless you actually learn enough about yourself to not do f*ck it up again, what’s the point?

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.