There are over 50 versions of the bible and on Resurrection Sunday another one is added to the list and it is the The Book of Yeezus. That is correct, a version of the bible now exists that mentions Kanye West. Actually it is more than a mention as the book replaces the word God with “Kanye” or “Yeezus”. It should be noted that Kanye West himself has nothing to do with this and has not yet made a comment either.
The The Book of Yeezus was created by 3 entrepreneurial brothers on Etsy and have given their reasoning on the selection of Kayne West.
Each generation champions a superstar, so consistently relevant that they come to go with that generation through its evolution, being a part of and ultimately shaping its identity. Such past icons have been the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, or Michael Jackson. For this generation, Generation Y, Kanye West is not only its greatest spectacle, but in some senses, a spiritual figure.
They used The Book of Genesis and added a 300 word forward on religion in the 21st century. As this seems to be a serious idea that they had. On their Etsy page,
This book wasn’t made to make fun at Kanye, or really even show or undying devotion towards him. Book of Yeezus represents a fresh take on what the Bible could look like in our modern world. It is a statement – an interventionist art piece.
To display how serious this endeavor is, the book is up for sale for $20 at BookOfYeezus.com. While this book has been called blasphemous, it remains to be seen if this will be profitable. Kanye West has one of the largest and most devoted fan bases in music. What will the people choose? Yeezus or Jesus?
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