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All hail, Kanye West!
Fans of the 37-year-old rapper have taken their devotion to his music to a surprising new level. The Etsy user The Book of Yeesuz is now selling a $20 bible where every mention of God's name has been replaced with ‘'Kanye'' or ‘'Yeezus'' (we are not making this up). According to the site, the handmade hardcover book is "a novelty coffee-table book, celebrating the grandeur of mega-icon Kanye West. This is the Bible for the New Age."
"What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society? What would it look like?" the users explain.
"At it's simplest, it is the book of Genesis, modified to feature ‘Kanye' or ‘Yeezus' in the place of God or Y---A. 'In the beginning Kanye created the heaven and the earth...And Kanye said, Let there be light: and there was light,'' they continue. "In a sense, Kanye's awesome and orchestrated spectacle is truly a religious experience. In a foreword, we explore our consumerist, quick-fix, and information-culture, and celebrate Kanye and the outsized significance he plays in our lives. All of this, bound in a black, hard-cover gold-leaf imprinted book.
So who are the creators of the Kanye Bible?
"Book of Yeezus was put together by three entrepreneurial brothers with a special interest in mass-society and its effects on our worldview and imagination," they explained.