CBS Houston ABILENE, Texas (CBS Houston) — Raise a pint to Jesus. One church in Abilene is taking its sermons to the bar as the Southern Hills Church of Christ will begin holding “Bar Church” later this month. “The mission of Bar Church is to take the gospel of Jesus to people who are unwilling, as a result of feelings of unworthiness or prior negative experiences with a church, to participate in a traditional church gathering within a traditional church setting,” the church’s website states. Church leaders believe holding services at a bar “is something Jesus might do.” “We felt like this was the sort of thing Jesus would be doing, he’d be going to the places where the people were who needed to hear about him,”‘ Van Conwell, a church staff member, told KTAB-TV. Since church will be held at a bar, there will be no pews or crosses, instead bar stools and beer taps. “People can bring their blankets, they can sit they can stand they can sit on the floor,” church member Ken Jones told KTAB. Sermons will be relatively short and alcohol will only be served after the service is over. “This is what it’s all about. They’ve been told they’re going to hell. They’ve been told it’s all a lie, but they haven’t been told how much Jesus loves them,” Jones told KHOU-TV.
This “Bar Church” campaign is a terrible idea that is going to cost bars business and I predict that it is shit down immediately. Guys go to the bar for three reasons:
1) to have a good time with friends, possibly with a game on.
2) to meet girls and eventually bang those girls.
3) to drink away their pain and forget their mistakes.
That is it, the only three reasons guys go to the bar, of course they are important reasons and they send us to the bar often. Nobody goes to the bar to get somebody else’s religious beliefs shoved in their face.
Listen I am not going to tell you what to believe in, and I believe that every human being should be allowed to believe in whatever they want. It is when people try to force their beliefs on others that I become angry.
So go believe in whatever religion you want in the designated place for it, a church or your home or wherever, that is fine. I feel that those people that scream at others about their beliefs on the street corners of New York City, or ring your doorbell to and try to enter your home to discuss their beliefs, or loudly start practicing their religions in seedy bars at the hope of converting others should be arrested for harassment.
You can believe in whatever you want on your time, I don’t care, just get out of everyone else’s face about it and shut the hell up. Nobody else cares about you or your personal beliefs, and if something changes and they are curious about your religion, they’ll seek you out. Thank you.